Definition of passion :
1. 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.
2. Capacity of being affected by external agents; susceptibility of impressions from external agents.
3. Disorder of the mind; madness.
4. The state of being acted upon; subjection to an external agent or influence; a passive condition; - opposed to action.
5. 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.
6. To give a passionate character to.
7. To suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated.
ire, peevishness, heat energy, craze, heat, resentment, outburst, passionateness, heating, lustfulness, vexation, fad, intensity, cacoethes, offense, wrath, fit, fretfulness, sex, concern, choler, madness, animosity, fancy, fury, conniption fit, honey, lovemaking, lovingness, feelings, oestrus, making love, rut, dear, manic disorder, cult, conniption, love affair, heating system, sexual love, appetite, concupiscence, pruriency, warmness, temper, zealousness, hotness, libidinousness, indignation, heating plant, petulance, erotic love, estrus, prurience, warmth, high temperature, mania, huff, beloved, tantrum, erotism, impatience, pettishness, affectionateness, dearest, irritation, amativeness, eroticism, love life, furore, warmheartedness, rage, displeasure, exasperation
feeling (part of speech: noun)
excitability (part of speech: noun)
impulsiveness, volatility, recklessness, nervousness, storminess, excitableness, brittleness, quick-temperedness, explosiveness, combustibility, rashness, edginess, fragility, crankiness, short-temperedness, tempestuousness, touchiness, emotionality, sensitivity, irritability, hot-temperedness
love (part of speech: noun)
endearment, intimacy, liking, attachment, idolization, worship, oneness, communion, affection, kinship, tenderness, crush, faithfulness, adoration, devotion, romance, love, sentimentality, infatuation, friendliness
vigor (part of speech: noun)
animation, earnestness, relish, exuberance, excitement, friskiness, agility, industriousness, liveliness, strength, zest, lustiness, enthusiasm, sprightliness, potency, fervency, vim, energy, power, spirit, verve, vigor, zeal, puissance, activity, gusto, agitation
emotion (part of speech: noun)
excitement (part of speech: noun)
desire (part of speech: noun)
- Art is not a passion with me, it is- an interest. - "Aurora the Magnificent", Gertrude Hall.
- And certainly his was not a passion that he could be laughed out of. - "Devil's Ford", Bret Harte.
- Then the man's passion, so long dyked and barriered, had its way. - "Lady Merton, Colonist", Mrs. Humphry Ward.