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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)

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.

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!"