passionate

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passionate(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (involving strong sexual excitement)
a. apasionado
The lovers spent a passionate night together in the woods.Los amantes pasaron una noche apasionada en el bosque.
2. (expressing firm beliefs)
a. apasionado
The mayor has been a passionate advocate for sustainable economic growth.El alcalde ha sido un apasionado defensor de un crecimiento económico sostenible.
b. ferviente
Carlos has been a passionate supporter of the church for decades.Carlos ha sido un partidario ferviente de la iglesia desde hace décadas.
3. (devoted)
a. ardiente
The Romans were passionate admirers of Greek culture.Los romanos eran ardientes admiradores de la cultura griega.
4. (full of emotion)
a. vehemente
The president's passionate speech ended with the crowd giving him a standing ovation.El discurso vehemente del presidente terminó con la multitud ovacionándolo de pie.
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passionate
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (lover, embrace)
a. apasionado(a)
2. (speech, advocate)
a. vehemente, apasionado(a)
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passionate [ˈpæʃənɪt]
adjective
[+affair, love, kiss] apasionado; [+believer, supporter] ardiente; ferviente; [+desire] ardiente; vehemente; [+speech] apasionado; vehemente; [+belief] inquebrantable; [+interest] enorme
he is a passionate believer in discipline she is a passionate supporter of their policies everything they do is prompted by accurate knowledge and a passionate desire to warn humanity about the danger looming A wave of fury launched Tania into a passionate speech this takes a passionate belief in the power of your own ideas
he is passionate in his desire to achieve this tiene un deseo ardiente or vehemente de conseguir esto; to be passionate about sth ser un apasionado de algo
he's passionate about music/football
we're both passionate gardeners a los dos nos apasiona or entusiasma la jardinería; she has a passionate hatred of conservatism odia a muerte el conservadurismo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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