The passion that the young newlyweds have make every day special.
- An example of passion is when you really love art.
- An example of passion is what you feel for your new husband on your honeymoon.
Passion is a strong feeling of love or enthusiasm, especially in the context of a sexual relationship.
- Archaic suffering or agony, as of a martyr
- Now Rare an account of this
- the sufferings of Jesus, beginning with his agony in the garden of Gethsemane and continuing to his death on the Cross
- any of the Gospel narratives of Jesus' Passion and of accompanying events
- an artistic work, as an oratorio or a play, based on these narratives
- any one of the emotions, as hate, grief, love, fear, joy, etc.
- [pl.] all such emotions collectively
- extreme, compelling emotion; intense emotional drive or excitement; specif.,
- great anger; rage; fury
- enthusiasm or fondness: a passion for music
- strong love or affection
- sexual drive or desire; lust
- the object of any strong desire or fondness
- Obs. the condition of being acted upon, esp. by outside influences
Origin of passionOld French from Ecclesiastical Late Latin passio, a suffering, especially that of Christ ( from Classical Latin passus, past participle of pati, to endure from Indo-European base an unverified form p?-, to harm from source Classical Greek p?ma, destruction, Classical Latin paene, scarcely): translated, translation of Classical Greek pathos: see pathos
- a. Strong or powerful emotion: a crime of passion.b. A powerful emotion, such as anger or joy: a spirit governed by intense passions.
- a. A state of strong sexual desire or love: “His desire flared into a passion he could no longer check” ( Barbara Taylor Bradford )b. The object of such desire or love: She became his passion.
- a. Boundless enthusiasm: His skills as a player don't quite match his passion for the game.b. The object of such enthusiasm: Soccer is her passion.
- An abandoned display of emotion, especially of anger: He's been known to fly into a passion without warning.
- Passion a. The sufferings of Jesus in the period following the Last Supper and including the Crucifixion, as related in the New Testament.b. A narrative, musical setting, or pictorial representation of Jesus's sufferings.
- Martyrdom: the passion of Saint Margaret.
Origin of passionMiddle English from Old French from Medieval Latin passiō passiōn- sufferings of Jesus or a martyr from Late Latin physical suffering, martyrdom, sinful desire from Latin an undergoing from passus past participle of patī to suffer ; see pē(i)- in Indo-European roots.
passion fervor fire zeal ardor
These nouns denote powerful, intense emotion. Passion is a deep, overwhelming emotion: “There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy” (Richard Brinsley Sheridan). The term may signify sexual desire or anger: “He flew into a violent passion and abused me mercilessly” (H.G. Wells). Fervor is great warmth and intensity of feeling: “The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal” (William James). Fire is burning passion: “In our youth our hearts were touched with fire” (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.) Zeal is strong, enthusiastic devotion to a cause, ideal, or goal and tireless diligence in its furtherance: “Laurie [resolved], with a glow of philanthropic zeal, to found and endow an institution for … women with artistic tendencies” (Louisa May Alcott). Ardor is fiery intensity of feeling: “the furious ardor of my zeal repressed” (Charles Churchill).See Also Synonyms at feeling.