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English noun: passion

1. passion (feeling) a strong feeling or emotion


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.


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.


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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