passion meaning

[ 'pæʃən ] Pronunciation:   "passion" in a sentence
Noun: passion  pashun
  1. A strong feeling or emotion
    - passionateness 
  2. The trait of being intensely emotional
    - heat, warmth 
  3. Something that is desired intensely
    - rage 
  4. An irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
    - mania, cacoethes 
  5. A feeling of strong sexual desire 
  6. Any object of warm affection or devotion
    "he has a passion for cock fighting"
    - love
Noun: Passion
  1. The suffering of Jesus at the Crucifixion
    - Passion of Christ

Derived forms: passions

Type of: agony, concupiscence, desire, emotionalism, emotionality, eros, excruciation, feeling, irrational motive, object, physical attraction, sexual desire, suffering

Encyclopedia: Passion Passion, Grace & Fire Passion, Grace and Fire


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  1. there was this deadlock of passion between them.
  2. his passion flayed him like whips.
  3. in music, sam's passion was mozart.
  4. passion flamed in american hearts.
  5. nothing is blinder than fanatic passion.

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