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English definition of “passionate”

passionate

adjective     /ˈpæʃənət/
SEX B2 having a strong, sexual feeling for someone: a passionate affair/loverSexual attractionAttractiveStrong feelings
BELIEF B2 showing a strong belief in something or a strong feeling about a subject: a passionate speakerStrong-willedStrong feelings
passionately adverb
(Definition of passionate adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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