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1‘the passion with which voters attach themselves to a particular political party’
fervour, ardour, intensity, enthusiasm, eagerness, zeal, zealousness, vehemence, vigour, avidity, avidness, feeling, emotion, fire, heat, fieriness, fierceness, excitement, energy, animation, gusto, zest, zestfulness, spirit, spiritedness, commitment, fanaticism, violence
rare fervency, ardency, passionateness
2‘he gradually worked himself up into a passion’
rage, blind rage, fit of anger, fit of rage, fit of temper, temper, towering rage, outburst of anger, tantrum, fury, frenzy, paroxysm, fever
British informal paddy
British informal, dated wax, bate, paddywhack
3‘Roman's deep voice was husky with passion’
love, desire, sexual love, sexual desire, lust, ardour, hunger, yearning, longing, craving, adoration, infatuation, lasciviousness, lustfulness
rare concupiscence, nympholepsy
4‘his passion for football’
enthusiasm, love, mania, keen interest, fascination, obsession, fanaticism, fixation, predilection, compulsion, appetite, relish, partiality, liking, interest, weakness, penchant, addiction, fondness
informal thing, yen
5‘English literature is something of a passion with me’
obsession, preoccupation, craze, mania, rage, hobby horse
6‘the Passion of Christ’
crucifixion, pain, suffering, agony, martyrdom
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