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passionate

adjective uk   /ˈpæʃ.ən.ət/  us   /-ə.nɪt/
B2 having very strong feelings or emotions: a passionate speech a passionate kiss/embrace The Italians are said to be the most passionate people in Europe. The child's mother made a passionate plea for help. Joe is passionate about baseball (= he likes it very much).
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passionately
uk   us   /-li/
B2 I walked into the room and found them kissing passionately. Ann has always believed passionately in women's rights.
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