(Pas"sion), v. i. To suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated.
[Obs.] "Dumbly she passions, frantically she doteth." Shak.
(Pas"sion*al) a. Of or pertaining to passion or the passions; exciting, influenced by, or ministering
to, the passions. n. A passionary.
(Pas"sion*a*ry) n. [L. passionarius: cf. F. passionaire.] A book in which are described the
sufferings of saints and martyrs. T. Warton.
(Pas"sion*ate) a. [LL. passionatus: cf. F. passionné.]
1. Capable or susceptible of passion, or of different passions; easily moved, excited or agitated; specifically,
easily moved to anger; irascible; quick-tempered; as, a passionate nature.
Homer's Achilles is haughty and passionate.Prior.
2. Characterized by passion; expressing passion; ardent in feeling or desire; vehement; warm; as, a passionate
friendship. "The passionate Pilgrim." Shak.
3. Suffering; sorrowful. [Obs.] Shak.
(Pas"sion*ate) v. i.
1. To affect with passion; to impassion. [Obs.]
Great pleasure, mixed with pitiful regard,Spenser.
The godly kind and queen did passionate.
2. To express feelingly or sorrowfully. [Obs.] Shak.
1. In a passionate manner; with strong feeling; ardently.
Sorrow expresses itself . . . loudly and passionately.South.
2. Angrily; irascibly. Locke.
(Pas"sion*ate*ness), n. The state or quality of being passionate.
(Pas"sion*ist), n. (R. C. Ch.) A member of a religious order founded in Italy in 1737, and
introduced into the United States in 1852. The members of the order unite the austerities of the Trappists
with the activity and zeal of the Jesuits and Lazarists. Called also Barefooted Clerks of the Most Holy
(Pas"sion*less) a. Void of passion; without anger or emotion; not easily excited; calm. "Self-
contained and passionless." Tennyson.
(Pas"sion*tide`) n. [Passion + tide time.] The last fortnight of Lent.
(Pas"sive) a. [L. passivus: cf. F. passif. See Passion.]
1. Not active, but acted upon; suffering or receiving impressions or influences; as, they were passive
spectators, not actors in the scene.
The passive airMilton.
Upbore their nimble tread.
The mind is wholly passive in the reception of all its simple ideas.Locke.