Pronunciation: (pash'u-nit),[key] —adj. 1. having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling; fervid: a passionate advocate of socialism. 2. easily aroused to or influenced by sexual desire; ardently sensual.
3. expressing, showing, or marked by intense or strong feeling; emotional: passionate language. 4. intense or vehement, as emotions or feelings: passionate grief. 5. easily moved to anger; quick-tempered; irascible.