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pas·sion·ate

passionate

 
 
pronunciation:
pae sh niht
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having or showing strong emotions.
She made a passionate speech against cutting down more trees.
synonyms:
ardent, fiery
similar words:
crazy, emotional, energetic, fierce, hearty, hot, inspired, lyrical, robust, stormy
derivation: passionately (adv.)
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The word passionate contains the following parts:
pati, pass Latin root that means suffer, endure
synonyms:
path, patho, -pathic, -pathy
 
-ate2 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means full of; in a state of
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.