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English noun: passion

1. passion (feeling) a strong feeling or emotion


Synonymspassionateness


Broader (hypernym)feeling


Narrower (hyponym)abandon, ardor, ardour, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fervour, fire, infatuation, storminess, wildness

2. passion (attribute) the trait of being intensely emotional


Synonymsheat, warmth


Broader (hypernym)emotionalism, emotionality


Narrower (hyponym)fieriness

3. passion (state) something that is desired intensely


SamplesHis rage for fame destroyed him.


Synonymsrage


Broader (hypernym)desire

4. passion (motive) an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action


Synonymscacoethes, mania


Broader (hypernym)irrational motive


Narrower (hyponym)agromania, alcoholism, dipsomania, egomania, kleptomania, logomania, logorrhea, monomania, necromania, necrophilia, necrophilism, phaneromania, possession, potomania, pyromania, trichotillomania

5. passion (feeling) a feeling of strong sexual desire


Broader (hypernym)concupiscence, eros, physical attraction, sexual desire

6. passion (cognition) any object of warm affection or devotion


SamplesThe theater was her first love.
He has a passion for cock fighting.


Synonymslove


Broader (hypernym)object

7. Passion (state) the suffering of Jesus at the Crucifixion


SynonymsPassion of Christ


Broader (hypernym)agony, excruciation, suffering









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