Pas"sion*ate (?), a. [LL. passionatus: cf. F. passionn'e.]

1.

Capable or susceptible of passion, or of different passions; easily moved, excited or agitated; specifically, easily moved to anger; irascible; quick-tempered; as, a passionate nature.

Homer's Achilles is haughty and passionate. Prior.

2.

Characterized by passion; expressing passion; ardent in feeling or desire; vehement; warm; as, a passionate friendship.

"The passionate Pilgrim."

Shak.

3.

Suffering; sorrowful.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.


Pas"sion*ate (?), v. i.

1.

To affect with passion; to impassion.

[Obs.]

Great pleasure, mixed with pitiful regard, The godly kind and queen did passionate. Spenser.

2.

To express feelingly or sorrowfully.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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