Learner's definition of PASSIONATE
[more passionate; most passionate]
1 : having, showing, or expressing strong emotions or beliefs
a passionate coach/performance
He gave a passionate speech on tax reform.
She has a passionate interest in animal rights.
She is passionate about art/music/sports.
We were moved by his passionate plea for forgiveness.
2 : expressing or relating to strong sexual or romantic feelings
a long, passionate kiss
a passionate love affair