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passion

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1 a feeling of strong or constant regard for and dedication to someone

  • married at the age of 18, they share a passion that has lasted for over half a century
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2 a strong but often short-lived liking for another person

  • her passion passed when she got to know him
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4 a subjective response to a person, thing, or situation

  • people are sometimes slaves to their own passions
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6 passions plural general emotional condition

  • people who are swayed by their passions and not by reason
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7 intense sexual desire

  • their relationship began with passion but a deep love quickly grew between them
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8 sexual appetite

  • the kind of pent-up passion that comes from having spent the winter in remote isolation
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Synonym Discussion of passion

passion, fervor, ardor, enthusiasm, zeal mean intense emotion compelling action. passion applies to an emotion that is deeply stirring or ungovernable.
    • was a slave to his passions
fervor implies a warm and steady emotion.
    • read the poem aloud with great fervor
ardor suggests warm and excited feeling likely to be fitful or short-lived.
    • the ardor of their honeymoon soon faded
enthusiasm applies to lively or eager interest in or admiration for a proposal, cause, or activity.
    • never showed much enthusiasm for sports
zeal implies energetic and unflagging pursuit of an aim or devotion to a cause.
    • preaches with fanatical zeal

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