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pas·sion

passion

 
 
pronunciation:
pae shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any strong feeling or emotion.
The mayor spoke with passion about poverty in the city.
 
synonyms:
fire
antonyms:
apathy
similar words:
drive, emotion, feeling, heart, heat, lust, romance, temper, urge
definition 2: a strong liking for something, or the object of such liking.
Swimming is his passion.
synonyms:
hunger, love, zeal
similar words:
concern, desire, enthusiasm, fancy, fire, hobby, interest, longing, lust, thirst
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The word passion contains the following parts:
pati, pass Latin root that means suffer, endure
synonyms:
path, patho, -pathic, -pathy
 
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.