Synonyms for passion
lust, craving, appetite, amorousness, concupiscence, sexual excitement; see also desire 3.
emotion, feeling, ardor, outburst, intensity; see also anger, emotion, enthusiasm 1, love 1. See syn. study at enthusiasm, feeling.
See passion in Webster's New World Roget's A-Z Thesaurus II
Powerful, intense emotion: ardor, fervency, fervor, fire. See feelings
The passionate affection and desire felt by lovers for each other: amorousness, fancy, love, romance. See love, sex
Sexual hunger: amativeness, concupiscence, desire, eroticism, erotism, itch, libidinousness, lust, lustfulness, prurience, pruriency. See desire, sex
A strong, enthusiastic liking for something: love, love affair, romance. See love
Passionate devotion to or interest in a cause or subject, for example: ardor, enthusiasm, fervor, fire, zeal, zealousness. See concern, feelings
A subject or activity that inspires lively interest: craze, enthusiasm, mania, rage. See concern
An angry outburst: fit2, huff, tantrum, temper. (Informal) conniption, conniption fit. See feelings
See passion in American Heritage Dictionary 4 Synonyms
passion fervor fire zeal ardor
These nouns denote powerful, intense emotion. Passion is a deep, overwhelming emotion: “There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy” (Richard Brinsley Sheridan).
The term may signify sexual desire or anger: “He flew into a violent passion and abused me mercilessly” (H.G. Wells).
Fervor is great warmth and intensity of feeling: “The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal” (William James).
Fire is burning passion: “In our youth our hearts were touched with fire” (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)
Zeal is strong, enthusiastic devotion to a cause, ideal, or goal and tireless diligence in its furtherance: “Laurie [resolved], with a glow of philanthropic zeal, to found and endow an institution for … women with artistic tendencies” (Louisa May Alcott).
Ardor is fiery intensity of feeling: “the furious ardor of my zeal repressed” (Charles Churchill).
See Also Synonyms at feeling
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