Synonyms and Antonyms of passion

  1. 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 Synonyms of passion affection, attachment, devotedness, devotion, fondness, loveWords Related to passion appetite, fancy, favor, like, liking, partiality, preference, relish, taste; craving, crush, desire, infatuation, longing, lust, yearning; ardor, eagerness, enthusiasm, fervor, zeal; appreciation, esteem, estimation, regard, respect; adoration, adulation, deification, idolatry, idolization, worship; allegiance, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity, loyalty, steadfastnessNear Antonyms of passion allergy, animosity, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, disfavor, dislike, enmity, hostility; abhorrence, disgust, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; misanthropyAntonyms of passion abomination, hate, hatred, loathing, rancor

  2. 2 a strong but often short-lived liking for another person her passion passed when the next hunky movie star arrived on the scene Synonyms of passion infatuation, mash, crushWords Related to passion fixation, obsession; affection, devotion, fondness, love; craze, fad, rage, vogue

  3. 3 a strong wish for something a passion to become a doctor Synonyms of passion appetency, appetite, craving, drive, hankering, hunger, itch, jones [slang], letch, longing, lust, desire, pining, thirst, thirstiness, urge, yearning, yenWords Related to passion compulsion, impulse, impulsion, will, zeal; liking, love, taste, weakness; eagerness, impatience; want, wish; necessity, need, requirement; obsession; acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, covetousness, cupidity, greed, greediness, rapaciousness, rapacity; cacoëthes, maniaNear Antonyms of passion abhorrence, abomination, allergy, averseness, aversion, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, dislike, disliking, distaste, hatred, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; apathy, indifference, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern

  4. 4 a subjective response to a person, thing, or situation people are sometimes slaves to their own passions Synonyms of passion chord, emotion, feeling, sentimentWords Related to passion impression, perception, sensation, sense; angle, attitude, outlook, perspective, standpoint, viewpoint; belief, conviction, judgment (or judgement), mind, notion, opinion, persuasion, verdict, view; receptiveness, receptivity, responsiveness, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivityNear Antonyms of passion insensitiveness, insensitivity, unfeelingness

  5. 5 depth of feeling your passion for your cause is admirable, but you still can't insult people who disagree with you Synonyms of passion ardency, emotion, enthusiasm, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fire, heat, intenseness, intensity, ardor, passionateness, vehemence, violence, warmth, white heatWords Related to passion cathexis; emotionalism, emotionality, histrionics, mawkishness, melodrama, sappiness, sentimentality; eagerness, earnestness, excitement, gusto, keenness, zest; fanaticism, fever, hot-bloodedness, infatuation, mania, obsession, zeal; compassion, responsiveness, sentiment, sympathy, tenderness; torridity, torridnessNear Antonyms of passion aloofness, calmness, collectedness, composure, detachedness, dryness, phlegm, reserve, reservedness, reticence, taciturnity; apathy, indifference, stoicism, stoniness, unconcern; stiffness, woodenness; chilliness, coldness, coolness, frigidity, frigidnessAntonyms of passion impassiveness, impassivity, insensibility, insensibleness, insensitiveness, insensitivity

  6. 6 passions pl  general emotional condition people who are swayed by their passions and not by reason Synonyms of passion heartstrings, passions, sensibilitiesWords Related to passion cheer, frame, humor, mode, mood, spirit, temper

  7. 7 intense sexual desire an addiction to online pornography that was clear proof that he had become a slave to passion Synonyms of passion ardor, concupiscence, eros, eroticism, horniness, itch, lustfulness, lustWords Related to passion erotomania, nymphomania, satyriasis; lasciviousness, lewdness, libidinousness, licentiousness, lickerishness, randiness, salaciousness, wantonnessNear Antonyms of passion frigidity

  8. 8 sexual appetite the kind of pent-up passion that comes from having spent the winter in remote isolation Synonyms of passion concupiscence, eroticism, horniness, hots, itch, lech, letch, libidinousness, lust, lustfulness, lustihood, desire, salaciousnessWords Related to passion libido; ardor, heat, rut; erotomania, hypersexuality, lecherousness, lechery, nymphomania, satyriasis; veneryNear Antonyms of passion abstinence, celibacy, chastity; frigidity, frigidness

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

synonyms see in addition feeling

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