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passionateadjective

uk   /ˈpæʃ.ən.ət/  us   /ˈpæʃ.ən.ət/
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   /ˈpæʃ.ən.ət.li/  us   /ˈpæʃ.ə.nɪt.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)

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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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