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PAS'SIONATE, adjective

1. Easily moved to anger; easily excited or agitated by injury or insult; applied to persons.

Homer's Achilles is haughty and passionate

2. Highly excited; vehement; warm; applied to things; as passionate affection; passionate desire; passionate concern.

3. Expressing strong emotion; animated; as passionate eloquence.

PAS'SIONATE, verb transitive To affect with passion; to express passionately. [Not used.]