(noun, verb)


1. a strong feeling or emotion

Similar word(s): passionateness

Definition categories: feeling

2. the trait of being intensely emotional

Similar word(s): heat, warmth

Definition categories: attribute, emotionalism, emotionality

3. something that is desired intensely

Similar word(s): rage

Definition categories: state, desire

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

Similar word(s): cacoethes, mania

Definition categories: motive

5. a feeling of strong sexual desire

Definition categories: feeling, concupiscence, eros

6. any object of warm affection or devotion

- he has a passion for cock fighting

Similar word(s): love

Definition categories: thought, object

7. the suffering of Jesus at the Crucifixion

Definition categories: state, agony, excruciation, suffering

Sentences with passion as a noun:

- We share a passion for books.

- It started as a hobby, but now my motorbike collection has become my passion.

- a cardiac passion

- […] to obtain the knowledge of some passion of the circle.


1. (obsolete) To suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated.

2. (transitive) To give a passionate character to.