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passionate

adjective
     
pas‧sion‧ate
1 showing or involving very strong feelings of sexual love:
He had a brief but passionate love affair with an older woman.
a very passionate young man
a passionate lover
a passionate kiss
2 someone who has a passionate belief believes something very strongly:
a passionate supporter of women's rights
He had a passionate belief in justice.
3 if you are passionate about something, you like it a lot:
She developed a passionate interest in wild flowers.
passionate about
I've always been passionate about football.
passionately adverb:
He kissed her passionately.
Peter is passionately involved in environmental issues.

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