Passion vs Zestlessness - What's the difference?

passion | zestlessness |


As nouns the difference between passion and zestlessness

is that passion is (fervor) passion while zestlessness is the state or condition of being zestless; lack of passion or enthusiasm.

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)

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    zestlessness

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The state or condition of being zestless; lack of passion or enthusiasm.