Passionate vs Exuberant - What's the difference?

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Passionate is a related term of exuberant.


As adjectives the difference between passionate and exuberant

is that passionate is given to strong feeling, sometimes romantic and/or sexual while exuberant is exuberant.

As a noun passionate

is a passionate individual.

As a verb passionate

is (obsolete) to fill with passion, or with another given emotion.

passionate

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Given to strong feeling, sometimes romantic and/or sexual.
  • Fired with intense feeling; ardent, blazing, burning.
  • * Prior
  • Homer's Achilles is haughty and passionate .
  • (obsolete) Suffering; sorrowful.
  • * 1596 , , II. i. 544:
  • She is sad and passionate at your highness' tent.
  • * 1599 , , I. ii. 124:
  • Poor, forlorn Proteus, passionate Proteus,

    Synonyms

    * (fired with intense feeling) ardent, blazing, burning, dithyrambic, fervent, fervid, fiery, flaming, glowing, heated, hot-blooded, hotheaded, impassioned, perfervid, red-hot, scorching, torrid.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A passionate individual.
  • Verb

    (passionat)
  • (obsolete) To fill with passion, or with another given emotion.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , I.xii:
  • Great pleasure mixt with pittifull regard, / That godly King and Queene did passionate [...].
  • (obsolete) To express with great emotion.
  • * 1607 , , III. ii. 6:
  • Thy niece and I, poor creatures, want our hands / And cannot passionate our tenfold grief / with folded arms.

    exuberant

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (of people) Very high-spirited; extremely energetic and enthusiastic.
  • * 1882 , , "The Lady or the Tiger?":
  • He was a man of exuberant fancy, and, withal of an authority so irresistible that, at his will, he turned his varied fancies into facts.
  • * 1961 , , Catch-22 :
  • She was a tall, earthy, exuberant girl with long hair and a pretty face.
  • (of things that grow) Abundant, luxuriant, profuse, superabundant.
  • * 1972 , Ken Lemmon, "Restoration Work at Studley Royal," Garden History , vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 22:
  • The County Architect's Department is starting to pleach trees to open up these vistas, now almost hidden by the exuberant growth.

    References

    * Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989. * Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary , 1987-1996. ----