Synonyms for passion

Grammar : Noun
Spell : pash-uhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpæʃ ən

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Définition of passion

Origin :
  • late 12c., "sufferings of Christ on the Cross," from Old French passion "Christ's passion, physical suffering" (10c.), from Late Latin passionem (nominative passio) "suffering, enduring," from past participle stem of Latin pati "to suffer, endure," possibly from PIE root *pe(i)- "to hurt" (cf. Sanskrit pijati "reviles, scorns," Greek pema "suffering, misery, woe," Old English feond "enemy, devil," Gothic faian "to blame").
  • Sense extended to sufferings of martyrs, and suffering generally, by early 13c.; meaning "strong emotion, desire" is attested from late 14c., from Late Latin use of passio to render Greek pathos. Replaced Old English þolung (used in glosses to render Latin passio), literally "suffering," from þolian (v.) "to endure."
  • Sense of "sexual love" first attested 1580s; that of "strong liking, enthusiasm, predilection" is from 1630s. The passion-flower so called from 1630s.
  • The name passionflower -- flos passionis -- arose from the supposed resemblance of the corona to the crown of thorns, and of the other parts of the flower to the nails, or wounds, while the five sepals and five petals were taken to symbolize the ten apostles -- Peter ... and Judas ... being left out of the reckoning. ["Encyclopaedia Britannica," 1885]
  • noun strong emotion
  • noun adoration, love
  • noun strong interest
Example sentences :
  • He grew pale with passion, turned on his heel, and strode away.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Malbone, greedy of emotion, was drinking to the dregs a passion that could have no to-morrow.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • It swept him away; this revival of passion was irresistible.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • There is no passion in your veins; it is only a sort of sympathetic selfishness.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • It is but a feeble destiny that is wrecked by passion, when it should be ennobled.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • When your obstinacy is equal to any other person's passion, blame not your brother.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • It is impossible to doubt that this passion is fatal to more than the purse.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • Austin was looking at her with the light of passion in his eyes.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • All the magical phrases in the play are phrases of jealousy, passion, and pity.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • Now, this is not the ordinary man's experience of passion and its effects.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris

Antonyms for passion

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