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Synonyms for passion
ˈpæʃ ənpas·sion

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Wiktionary

  1. passionnoun

    Fervor, determination.

    Synonyms:
    ardor, zeal, fire in the belly

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. passion

    Displeasure is the mildest and most general word. Choler and ire, now rare except in poetic or highly rhetorical language, denote a still, and the latter a persistent, anger. Temper used alone in the sense of anger is colloquial, tho we may correctly say a hot temper, a fiery temper, etc. Passion, tho a word of far wider application, may, in the singular, be employed to denote anger; "did put me in a towering passion," Shakespeare Hamlet act v, sc. 2. Anger is violent and vindictive emotion, which is sharp, sudden, and, like all violent passions, necessarily brief. Resentment (a feeling back or feeling over again) is persistent, the bitter brooding over injuries. Exasperation, a roughening, is a hot, superficial intensity of anger, demanding instant expression. Rage drives one beyond the bounds of prudence or discretion; fury is stronger yet, and sweeps one away into uncontrollable violence. Anger is personal and usually selfish, aroused by real or supposed wrong to oneself, and directed specifically and intensely against the person who is viewed as blameworthy. Indignation is impersonal and unselfish displeasure at unworthy acts (Latin indigna), i. e., at wrong as wrong. Pure indignation is not followed by regret, and needs no repentance; it is also more self-controlled than anger. Anger is commonly a sin; indignation is often a duty. Wrath is deep and perhaps vengeful displeasure, as when the people of Nazareth were "filled with wrath" at the plain words of Jesus (Luke iv, 28); it may, however, simply express the culmination of righteous indignation without malice in a pure being; as, the wrath of God. Impatience, fretfulness, irritation, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, and vexation express the slighter forms of anger. Irritation, petulance, and vexation are temporary and for immediate cause. Fretfulness, pettishness, and peevishness are chronic states finding in any petty matter an occasion for their exercise. Compare ACRIMONY; ENMITY; HATRED.

    Synonyms:
    anger, animosity, choler, displeasure, exasperation, fretfulness, fury, impatience, indignation, ire, irritation, offense, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, rage, resentment, temper, vexation, wrath

    Antonyms:
    amiability, charity, forbearance, gentleness, leniency, lenity, long-suffering, love, mildness, patience, peace, peaceableness, peacefulness, self-control, self-restraint

    Preposition:
    Anger at the insult prompted the reply. Anger toward the offender exaggerates the offense.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. passion

    Synonyms:
    emotion, desire, ardor, vehemence, lust, auger, animation, excitement, warmth, feeling

    Antonyms:
    coolness, indifference, apathy, coldness, frigidity, iciness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. passion, passionatenessnoun

    a strong feeling or emotion

    Synonyms:
    love, mania, cacoethes, passionateness, warmth, rage, heat

  2. heat, warmth, passionnoun

    the trait of being intensely emotional

    Synonyms:
    lovingness, rut, affectionateness, warmheartedness, high temperature, mania, cacoethes, heating, love, estrus, warmth, fondness, heat energy, oestrus, hotness, rage, warmness, passionateness, heating plant, heating system, heat

  3. rage, passionnoun

    something that is desired intensely

    "his rage for fame destroyed him"

    Synonyms:
    cult, fury, heat, furore, craze, fad, mania, madness, cacoethes, love, passionateness, warmth, rage, furor

  4. mania, passion, cacoethesnoun

    an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action

    Synonyms:
    love, rage, manic disorder, cacoethes, mania, passionateness, warmth, heat

  5. passionnoun

    a feeling of strong sexual desire

    Synonyms:
    heat, passionateness, rage, cacoethes, mania, warmth, love

  6. love, passionnoun

    any object of warm affection or devotion

    "the theater was her first love"; "he has a passion for cock fighting";

    Synonyms:
    erotic love, mania, cacoethes, love life, beloved, love, passionateness, dearest, warmth, making love, rage, honey, lovemaking, sexual love, dear, heat

  7. Passion, Passion of Christnoun

    the suffering of Jesus at the Crucifixion

    Synonyms:
    heat, passionateness, rage, cacoethes, mania, warmth, love

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. passionnoun

    Synonyms:
    suffering (specifically that of christ by crucifixion)

  2. passionnoun

    Synonyms:
    emotion, ardor, fervor, zeal, rapture, transport, excitement, impulse, glow, strong feeling

  3. passionnoun

    Synonyms:
    pathos, warmth of feeling, tender emotion

  4. passionnoun

    Synonyms:
    anger, resentment, wrath, indignation, fury

  5. passionnoun

    Synonyms:
    love, affection, attachment, fondness, devotion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. passionnoun

    Synonyms:
    suffering, pain, agony, emotion, ardor, feeling, pathos, wrath, fury, anger, love, infatuation, transport

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "passion":

    enthusiasm, fervor, hobby, vehemence, love, fascination, emotion, mania, fervour

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Passion":

    Passione J. Johnson, Passion Broussard

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How to use passion in a sentence?

  1. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    An ounce of passion can inspire a pound of talent.

  2. Quentin Tarantino:

    I love my son and have great respect for him as an artist but he is dead wrong in calling police officers, particularly in New York City where I grew up, murderers, he is a passionate man and that comes out in his art but sometimes he lets his passion blind him to the facts and to reality. I believe that is what happened when he joined in those anti-cop protests. Quentin Tarantino was speaking at a rally protesting police brutality when he said : This is not being dealt with in any way at all. That's why we are out here. If it was being dealt with, then these murdering cops would be in jail or at least be facing charges. When I see murders, I do not stand by, Quentin Tarantino added. I have to call a murder a murder, and I have to call the murderers the murderers. Quentin Tarantino made his comments just days after a New York City police officer was killed in the line if duty. PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said he appreciated Tony Tarantino's comments.

  3. Laura Ries:

    Hillary is a huge front-runner in the polls, but in terms of passion, she's lagging, not as many people want to wear a Clinton T-shirt.

  4. Daniel Isom:

    It has been a great honor to serve as the director of public safety during this important time, but after a long career in law enforcement I have found that my true passion is teaching and I'm eager to return to my students at UMSL.

  5. Josh Baldwin:

    It does feel like we’re on edge, like something’s about to break and there’s about to be another big awakening, i feel like the younger generation – millennials – sometimes can get a bad rap, but the thing I love about it is that they are all-in on whatever they’re going for…and the ones that are going after the Lord they’re so passionate about it that I feel like that’s what changes our nation – their passion and their hunger.


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