passionate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “passionate” in the English Dictionary

"passionate" in British English

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passionateadjective

uk   /ˈpæʃ.ən.ət/  us   /-ə.nɪt/
B2 having very ​strongfeelings 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 aboutbaseball (= 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.
(Definition of passionate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"passionate" in American English

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passionateadjective

 us   /ˈpæʃ·ə·nət/
full of ​emotion: a passionate ​speech
passionately
adverb  us   /ˈpæʃ·ə·nət·li/
He really ​cares passionately about getting ​students to ​stay in ​school.
(Definition of passionate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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