Meaning of “passion” in the English Dictionary

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passionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈpæʃ.ən/ us /ˈpæʃ.ən/

B2 a very powerful feeling, for example of sexual attraction, love, hate, anger, or other emotion:

Football arouses a good deal of passion among its fans.
At school, his early interest in music developed into an abiding passion.
Politics and philosophy were his lifelong passions.
a passion for sth

C1 an extreme interest in or wish for doing something, such as a hobby, activity, etc.:

Anton has a consuming passion for science fiction.
passions [ plural ]

very powerful feelings:

Touch a man's property and his passions are immediately aroused.

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the Passionnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈpæʃ.ən/ us /ˈpæʃ.ən/

(Definition of “passion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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passionnoun

us /ˈpæʃ·ən/

passion noun (EMOTION)

[ C/U ] a powerful emotion or its expression, esp. the emotion of love, anger, or hate:

[ U ] romantic passion
[ C ] Passions were running high in the aftermath of the accident.

passion noun (STRONG INTEREST)

[ C ] something that you are strongly interested in and enjoy:

She has two passions in life – her cats and opera.

(Definition of “passion” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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Conviction, passion and reason are part of what we bring to our politics, but also an appreciation of being able to do business with each other.
In terms of our preparation of these debates, perhaps it commends an appropriate degree of serenity, as well as the determined passion and commitment that we bring to these issues.
In fact, a great deal of passion is needed here, and that is what we need now, too, in order to make a success of the institutional reform.
Until now, a certain vagueness surrounded all these concepts, a sense of confusion, which, helped along by ideology - even passion - and demagogy, led to very serious problems.
We need more passion and transparency.
Where was the passion?
In fact, it needs to be defended with more passion whenever the press and the media generally are in a weaker position, as is the case nowadays.
There are good arguments for both opt-in and opt-out and we will hear many more of them in this debate, undoubtedly presented with passion.
Love is indeed passion.
She was a wonderful colleague who opposed conformism and fought for all noble causes, bringing passion to her work and a radiant smile which you all knew.

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