Sentimental vs Passionate - What's the difference?

sentimental | passionate |


As adjectives the difference between sentimental and passionate

is that sentimental is characterized by sentiment, sentimentality or excess emotion while passionate is given to strong feeling, sometimes romantic and/or sexual.

As a noun passionate is

a passionate individual.

As a verb passionate is

to fill with passion, or with another given emotion.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

sentimental

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • characterized by sentiment, sentimentality or excess emotion
  • derived from emotion rather than reason; of or caused by sentiment
  • romantic
  • Derived terms

    * sentimentalism * sentimentality * sentimentally

    Quotations

    * 1885 : , *: Are you in sentimental mood? *: I'll sigh with you. * 1944 : , *: Gonna take a Sentimental Journey, *: Gonna set my heart at ease. *: Gonna make a Sentimental Journey, *: to renew old memories.

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    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.