Any great, strong, powerful emotion, especially romantic love or hate.
- We share a passion for books.
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An object of passionate or romantic love or strong romantic interest.
sexual intercourse, especially when very emotional
- It started as a hobby, but now my motorbike collection has become my 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.
- We shared a night of passion .
* Wyclif Bible (Rom. viii. 18)
- a cardiac passion
(obsolete) The state of being acted upon; subjection to an external agent or influence; a passive condition; opposed to action .
* John Locke
- the passions of this time
(obsolete) Capacity of being affected by external agents; susceptibility of impressions from external agents.
* Francis Bacon
- 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) An innate quality, property, or attribute of a thing.
- mouldable and not mouldable, scissible and not scissible, and many other passions of matter
(obsolete) Disorder of the mind; madness.
- to obtain the knowledge of some passion of the circle. (rfex)
* ardor, fire in the belly, zeal
* passion fruit, passionfruit
* Passion Sunday
* passion pop
(obsolete) To suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated.
To give a passionate character to.
- Dumbly she passions , frantically she doteth.
(obsolete, or, historical) Possession by a god; divine inspiration or frenzy.
* 1946 , Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy , ch. 1
Intensity of feeling; excited interest or eagerness.
Something in which one is keenly interested.
* 1968 , Central States Archaeological Journal (volumes 15-16, page 154)
- The intoxication that they sought was that of ‘enthusiasm ’, of union with the god.
* 2012 , Nicholas Joll, Philosophy and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (page 23)
- My main enthusiasm is attending and seeing the progress and interest of collectors, to meet old friends, and hopefully to make new friends.
- Other Adamsian enthusiasms included: fast cars; restaurants; Bach, the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Dire Straits;