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Definition of passion noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a very strong feeling of love, hatred, anger, enthusiasm, etc. He's a man of violent passions. a crime of passion She argued her case with considerable passion. Passions were running high (= people were angry and emotional) at the meeting.
  2. 2[singular] (formal) a state of being very angry synonym rage She flies into a passion if anyone even mentions his name.
  3. 3[uncountable] passion (for somebody) a very strong feeling of sexual love His passion for her made him blind to everything else.
  4. 4[countable] passion (for something) a very strong feeling of liking something; a hobby, an activity, etc. that you like very much Americans have a passion for sports. Music is a passion with him.
  5. 5the Passion [singular] (in Christianity) the suffering and death of Jesus Christ
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