1. Easily moved to anger; easily excited or agitated by injury or insult; applied to persons.
Homer's Achilles is haughty and passionate
2. Highly excited; vehement; warm; applied to things; as passionate affection; passionate desire; passionate concern.
3. Expressing strong emotion; animated; as passionate eloquence.
PAS'SIONATE, verb transitive To affect with passion; to express passionately. [Not used.]