Dedication vs Passion - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between dedication and passion

is that dedication is (uncountable) the act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated while passion is any great, strong, powerful emotion, especially romantic love or hate.

As a verb passion is

(obsolete) to suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated.

dedication

English

Noun

  • (uncountable) The act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated.
  • (countable) A note addressed to a patron or friend, prefixed to a work of art as a token of respect, esteem, or affection.
  • (countable) A ceremony marking an official completion or opening.
  • (legal) The deliberate or negligent surrender of all rights to property.
  • Synonyms

    * diligence * devotion

    References

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    passion

    English

    Noun

  • Any great, strong, powerful emotion, especially romantic love or hate.
  • We share a passion for books.
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  • Fervor, determination.
  • An object of passionate or romantic love or strong romantic interest.
  • It started as a hobby, but now my motorbike collection has become my passion .
  • sexual intercourse, especially when very emotional
  • We shared a night of passion .
  • The suffering of Jesus leading up to and during his crucifixion.
  • A play, musical composition or display meant to commemorate the suffering of Jesus.
  • (obsolete) Suffering or enduring of imposed or inflicted pain; any suffering or distress.
  • a cardiac passion
  • * Wyclif Bible (Rom. viii. 18)
  • the passions of this time
  • (obsolete) The state of being acted upon; subjection to an external agent or influence; a passive condition; opposed to action .
  • * John Locke
  • A body at rest affords us no idea of any active power to move, and, when set is motion, it is rather a passion than an action in it.
  • (obsolete) Capacity of being affected by external agents; susceptibility of impressions from external agents.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • mouldable and not mouldable, scissible and not scissible, and many other passions of matter
  • (obsolete) An innate quality, property, or attribute of a thing.
  • to obtain the knowledge of some passion of the circle. (rfex)
  • (obsolete) Disorder of the mind; madness.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Synonyms

    * ardor, fire in the belly, zeal

    Derived terms

    * passionflower * passion fruit, passionfruit * Passion Sunday * pash * passion pop

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Dumbly she passions , frantically she doteth.
  • To give a passionate character to.
  • (Keats)

    References

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