Passion meaning

păshən
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Passion is a strong feeling of love or enthusiasm, especially in the context of a sexual relationship.

An example of passion is when you really love art.

An example of passion is what you feel for your new husband on your honeymoon.

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The object of any strong desire or fondness.
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Extreme, compelling emotion; intense emotional drive or excitement.
  • Great anger; rage; fury.
  • Enthusiasm or fondness.
    A passion for music.
  • Strong love or affection.
  • Sexual drive or desire; lust.
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Martyrdom.

The passion of Saint Margaret.

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An abandoned display of emotion, especially of anger.

He's been known to fly into a passion without warning.

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The condition of being acted upon, esp. by outside influences.
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Origin of passion

  • Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin passiō passiōn- sufferings of Jesus or a martyr from Late Latin physical suffering, martyrdom, sinful desire from Latin an undergoing from passus past participle of patī to suffer pē(i)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition