AskDefine | Define passionate

Dictionary Definition

passionate adj : having or expressing strong emotions [ant: passionless]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Given to strong feeling, sometimes romantic and/or sexual.
  2. Fired with intense feeling; ardent, blazing, burning, dithyrambic, fervent, fervid, fiery, flaming, glowing, heated, hot-blooded, hotheaded, impassioned, perfervid, red-hot, scorching, torrid.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abandoned, ablaze, afire, amative, amatory, amorous, animated, ardent, argumentative, aroused, atrabiliar, atrabilious, attracted, avid, belligerent, bilious, blazing, boiling, boiling over, breathless, burning, burning with excitement, cathectic, choleric, combustible, committed, concerned, concupiscent, contentious, cordial, cranky, cross, curious, dedicated, delirious, desirous, devoted, devout, drunk, eager, earnest, ejaculatory, emotional, emphatic, energetic, enthusiastic, erotic, excited, exciting, explosive, exuberant, faithful, fanatic, fanatical, fascinated, febrile, fervent, fervid, fevered, feverish, fierce, fiery, flaming, flushed, furious, glowing, goatish, hard-core, hasty, headlong, hearty, heated, hectic, het up, high-powered, horny, hot, hot-blooded, hot-tempered, hotheaded, huffish, huffy, impassioned, impetuous, in earnest, in rut, inflamed, intense, intent, intent on, interested, intoxicated, invigorated, irascible, irritable, itching, keen, keen on, lascivious, lecherous, libidinous, lickerish, lively, loverlike, loverly, loyal, lustful, madcap, on fire, orgasmic, orgastic, peevish, peppery, perfervid, piqued, precipitate, provoking, prurient, pugnacious, quarrelsome, quick, quick-tempered, randy, ratty, red-hot, resolute, salacious, satyric, scorching, seething, sensual, serious, sex-starved, sexual, sexually excited, sexy, short-tempered, simmering, sincere, snappish, spirited, spunky, steaming, steamy, stimulated, stimulating, stirring, stormy, sultry, tantalized, temperamental, tempestuous, testy, tetchy, tickled, titillated, tornadic, totally committed, touchy, turned-on, unrestrained, unsatisfied, urgent, vehement, vigorous, violent, volatile, volcanic, warm, white-hot, wild, zealous, zestful
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