Definitions of passion

  1. To suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated.
  2. the suffering of Jesus at the crucifixion
  3. a feeling of strong sexual desire
  4. 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.
  5. Capacity of being affected by external agents; susceptibility of impressions from external agents.
  6. 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.
  7. Disorder of the mind; madness.
  8. Passion week. See Passion week, below.
  9. The state of being acted upon; subjection to an external agent or influence; a passive condition; - opposed to action.
  10. A flt of violent anger; intense feeling or excitement; love; ardor. Passion, the sufferings of Christ in his last agonies.
  11. Strong feeling or agitation of mind, esp. rage: ardent love: eager desire: state of the soul when receiving an impression: endurance of an effect, as opposed to action: the sufferings, esp. the death of Christ:- pl. excited conditions of mind.
  12. Suffering; strong emotion; anger; love.
  13. Intense feeling; strong emotion or impulse.
  14. Suffering; agony.
  15. The suffering of Christ in Gethsemane and on the cross.
  16. Effect produced by external agency; state of being acted upon; extreme suffering, specially that of Christ at last; any strong, deep feeling or excitement, such as desire, fear, joy, grief, love, hatred; ardour; eager desire.
  17. week. See week, below.
  18. Violent excitement and agitation of mind in anger; anger; love; eager or vehement desire; the passion, the sufferings of Christ Jesus between the last supper and His death.
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