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1‘a passionate entreaty’
intense, impassioned, ardent, fervent, zealous, vehement, fiery, heated, feverish, emotional, heartfelt, eager, excited, animated, spirited, vigorous, strong, energetic, messianic, fanatical, frenzied, wild, fierce, consuming, violent, tumultuous, flaming, raging, burning, uncontrollable, ungovernable
rare perfervid, fervid, passional
2‘McGregor is passionate about sport’
very keen on, very enthusiastic about, addicted to, devoted to, infatuated with
informal mad about, crazy about, hooked on, nuts about, nutty about, gone on
North American informal nutso over
Australian NZ informal shook on
3‘a passionate lover’
amorous, ardent, hot-blooded, red-blooded, warm-blooded, aroused, loving, on fire, sexy, sensual, erotic, lustful, sultry, torrid
informal steamy, sizzling, hot, red-hot, turned on
4‘Christina was passionate and given to terrible tantrums’
excitable, emotional, intense, fiery, volatile, mercurial, quick-tempered, hot-headed, highly strung, hot-blooded, impulsive, temperamental, tempestuous, dramatic, melodramatic
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