passion

noun
ADJECTIVE
grand, great

She didn't believe in grand passion or love at first sight.

She was his first great passion.

a woman of great passion

all-consuming, burning, consuming, deep, fierce, fiery, intense
animal (old-fashioned), physical, romantic, sexual
secret

He had a secret passion for poetry.

considerable, deep, real, strong

There were moments of real passion in the game.

unbridled, violent
renewed

The team has been playing with renewed passion this season.

his renewed passion for the game

abiding, genuine, lifelong

his lifelong passion for flying

personal
shared

Elliot and Nina discovered a shared passion for poetry.

human
youthful
intellectual, moral, political, religious
… OF PASSION
surge, wave
VERB + PASSION
arouse, awaken, ignite, inflame

No one had ever aroused his passion as much as Sandra.

rekindle
be filled with, feel

the great passion he felt for her

develop, have

A writer should have passion.

fuel, rouse, stir

This issue always rouses passion.

discover
share

They shared a passion for food.

express
feel
lack
indulge, pursue

She had very little time to indulge her passion for painting.

PASSION + VERB
cool, wane

As time went by the passion cooled.

drive sb

That passion drove me to get to the top.

PREPOSITION
with passion

They kissed with passion.

He argued his case with great passion.

passion between

The passion between them had cooled.

passion for

his all-consuming passion for her

He developed a real passion for acting.

PHRASES
a crime of passion

She killed her husband's lover in a crime of passion.

full of passion

a speech full of passion

a night of passion

They spent a night of passion in a hotel.

the object of sb's passion

the young girl who was the object of his passion


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  • Passion — Pas sion, n. [F., fr. L. passio, fr. pati, passus, to suffer. See {Patient}.] 1. A suffering or enduring of imposed or inflicted pain; any suffering or distress (as, a cardiac passion); specifically, the suffering of Christ between the time of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • passion — n 1 suffering, agony, dolor, *distress, misery Analogous words: *trial, tribulation, cross, visitation, affliction 2 *feeling, emotion, affection, sentiment Analogous words: inspiration, frenzy: *ecstasy, raptur …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • passion — pas·sion / pa shən/ n: intense, driving, or overpowering feeling or emotion; esp: any violent or intense emotion that prevents reflection see also heat of passion Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Passion — Sf Leidenschaft; Darstellung der Leidensgeschichte Christi erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (14. Jh.) Entlehnung. Im Mittelhochdeutschen (mhd. passiōn m., passie) entlehnt aus kirchen l. passio ( ōnis) Leiden Christi , aus spl. passio ( ōnis) Leiden,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • passion — [pash′ən] n. [OFr < LL(Ec) passio, a suffering, esp. that of Christ (< L passus, pp. of pati, to endure < IE base * pē , to harm > Gr pēma, destruction, L paene, scarcely): transl. of Gr pathos: see PATHOS] 1. a) Archaic suffering or… …   English World dictionary

  • passion — (n.) late 12c., sufferings of Christ on the Cross, from O.Fr. passion, from L.L. passionem (nom. passio) suffering, enduring, from stem of L. pati to suffer, endure, from PIE root *pei to hurt (Cf. Skt. pijati reviles, scorns, Gk. pema suffering …   Etymology dictionary

  • Passion — Passion: Das seit mhd. Zeit bezeugte Substantiv (mhd., mnd. passie, später mhd. passiōn) erscheint zuerst mit der auch heute noch üblichen Bedeutung »Leiden‹sgeschichte› Christi«. Dazu stellen sich Zusammensetzungen wie »Passionszeit« und… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • passion — [n1] strong emotion affection, affectivity, agony, anger, animation, ardor, dedication, devotion, distress, dolor, eagerness, ecstasy, excitement, feeling, fervor, fire, fit, flare up, frenzy, fury, heat, hurrah, indignation, intensity, ire, joy …   New thesaurus

  • Passion — Pas sion, v. i. To suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated. [Obs.] Dumbly she passions, frantically she doteth. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • passion — ► NOUN 1) very strong emotion. 2) intense sexual love. 3) an outburst of very strong emotion. 4) an intense enthusiasm for something. 4) (the Passion) the suffering and death of Jesus. DERIVATIVES passionless …   English terms dictionary

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