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Definition of "passion" []

  • A powerful emotion, such as love, joy, hatred, or anger. (noun)
  • Ardent love. (noun)
  • Strong sexual desire; lust. (noun)
  • The object of such love or desire. (noun)
  • Boundless enthusiasm: His skills as a player don't quite match his passion for the game. (noun)
  • Ardent love or affection (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Intense sexual love (noun)
  • A strong affection or enthusiasm for an object, concept, etc (noun)
  • Any strongly felt emotion, such as love, hate, envy, etc (noun)
  • A state or outburst of extreme anger (noun)
  • The object of an intense desire, ardent affection, or enthusiasm (noun)
  • An outburst expressing intense emotion (noun)
  • Any state of the mind in which it is affected by something external, such as perception, desire, etc, as contrasted with action (noun)
  • Feelings, desires or emotions, as contrasted with reason (noun)
  • The sufferings and death of a Christian martyr (noun)

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Use "passion" in a sentence
  • "Both should have character, and passion, and incident; but in the first the interest of the _story_ should pervade the whole, in the second the interest of the _passion_ should predominate."
  • "His _passion_, passion of love, passion of suffering, in dying for a race."
  • "Say rather _passion_ -- a passion that in one single hour had grown as large as my heart!"