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 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.
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"passion" in British English

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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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