Definition and Meanings for passion

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Passion is ranked 2,297 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of passion

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of passion

f., fr. l. passio, fr. pati, passus, to suffer. see patient

Meaning of passion


as noun

  • 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.
  • the state of being acted upon; subjection to an external agent or influence; a passive condition; -- opposed to action.
  • capacity of being affected by external agents; susceptibility of impressions from external agents.
  • 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.
  • disorder of the mind; madness.
  • passion week. see passion week, below.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to give a passionate character to.

as intransitive verb

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