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Definitions of passion

  1. To suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. the suffering of Jesus at the crucifixion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a feeling of strong sexual desire Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. something that is desired intensely; "his rage for fame destroyed him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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 last supper and his death, esp. in the garden upon the cross. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Capacity of being affected by external agents; susceptibility of impressions from external agents. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The state of the mind when it is powerfully acted upon and influenced by something external to itself; the state of any particular faculty which, under such conditions, becomes extremely sensitive or uncontrollably excited; any emotion or sentiment (specifically, love or anger) in a state of abnormal or controlling activity; an extreme or inordinate desire; also, the capacity or susceptibility of being so affected; as, to be in a passion; the passions of love, hate, jealously, wrath, ambition, avarice, fear, etc.; a passion for war, or for drink; an orator should have passion as well as rhetorical skill. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Disorder of the mind; madness. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Passion week. See Passion week, below. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. The state of being acted upon; subjection to an external agent or influence; a passive condition; - opposed to action. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A flt of violent anger; intense feeling or excitement; love; ardor. Passion, the sufferings of Christ in his last agonies. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Strong feeling or agitation of mind, esp. rage: ardent love: eager desire: state of the soul when receiving an impression: endurance of an effect, as opposed to action: the sufferings, esp. the death of Christ:-pl. excited conditions of mind. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Suffering; strong emotion; anger; love. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Intense feeling; strong emotion or impulse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Suffering; agony. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The suffering of Christ in Gethsemane and on the cross. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Effect produced by external agency; state of being acted upon; extreme suffering, specially that of Christ at last; any strong, deep feeling or excitement, such as desire, fear, joy, grief, love, hatred; ardour; eager desire. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. week. See week, below. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Violent excitement and agitation of mind in anger; anger; love; eager or vehement desire; the passion, the sufferings of Christ Jesus between the last supper and His death. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for passion

  1. Don't be in a passion – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  2. Crossing the garden, he ran quickly to the little close which held the sun- dial and pulled a single great passion flower. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
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