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Passion meaning

passion - 9 dictionary results

  1. 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. 2. Capacity of being affected by external agents; susceptibility of impressions from external agents.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Disorder of the mind; madness.
  5. 5. Passion week. See Passion week, below.
  6. 6. To give a passionate character to.
  7. 7. To suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated.
  8. 8. The state of being acted upon; subjection to an external agent or influence; a passive condition; - opposed to action.
  9. 9. Suffering; strong emotion; anger; love.

passion - examples of usage

  1. " You say something and they- fly into a passion. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Beauty and passion were the breath of her being, he thought. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. As for Madge, she chose to work herself into a pretty passion, though she said nothing. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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