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Compassion vs. Passion

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  • Compassion (noun)

    Deep awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the wish to relieve it.

  • Compassion (verb)

    To pity.

  • Passion (noun)

    Any great, strong, powerful emotion, especially romantic love or hate.

    "We share a passion for books."

  • Passion (noun)

    Fervor, determination.

  • Passion (noun)

    An object of passionate or romantic love or strong romantic interest.

    "It started as a hobby, but now my motorbike collection has become my passion."

  • Passion (noun)

    sexual intercourse, especially when very emotional

    "We shared a night of passion."

  • Passion (noun)

    The suffering of Jesus leading up to and during his crucifixion.

  • Passion (noun)

    A play, musical composition or display meant to commemorate the suffering of Jesus.

  • Passion (noun)

    Suffering or enduring of imposed or inflicted pain; any suffering or distress.

    "a cardiac passion"

  • Passion (noun)

    The state of being acted upon; subjection to an external agent or influence; a passive condition; opposed to action.

  • Passion (noun)

    Capacity of being affected by external agents; susceptibility of impressions from external agents.

  • Passion (noun)

    An innate quality, property, or attribute of a thing.

    "... to obtain the knowledge of some passion of the circle. rfex|en"

  • Passion (noun)

    Disorder of the mind; madness.

    "He will again be well: if much you note him,
    You shall offend him and extend his passion:"

  • Passion (verb)

    To suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated.

  • Passion (verb)

    To give a passionate character to.

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  • Compassion (noun)

    sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others

    "the victims should be treated with compassion"

  • Passion (noun)

    strong and barely controllable emotion

    "a man of impetuous passion"

  • Passion (noun)

    a state or outburst of strong emotion

    "oratory in which he gradually works himself up into a passion"

  • Passion (noun)

    intense sexual love

    "their all-consuming passion for each other"

    "she nurses a passion for Thomas"

  • Passion (noun)

    an intense desire or enthusiasm for something

    "the English have a passion for gardens"

  • Passion (noun)

    a thing arousing great enthusiasm

    "modern furniture is a particular passion of Bill's"

  • Passion (noun)

    the suffering and death of Jesus

    "meditations on the Passion of Christ"

  • Passion (noun)

    an account of the Passion from any of the Gospels.

  • Passion (noun)

    a musical setting of any of the biblical accounts of the Passion

    "an aria from Bach's St Matthew Passion"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Compassion (noun)

    Literally, suffering with another; a sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration.

  • Compassion

    To pity.

  • Passion (noun)

    A suffering or enduring of imposed or inflicted pain; any suffering or distress (as, a cardiac passion); specifically, the suffering of Christ between the time of the last supper and his death, esp. in the garden upon the cross.

  • Passion (noun)

    The state of being acted upon; subjection to an external agent or influence; a passive condition; - opposed to action.

  • Passion (noun)

    Capacity of being affected by external agents; susceptibility of impressions from external agents.

  • Passion (noun)

    The state of the mind when it is powerfully acted upon and influenced by something external to itself; the state of any particular faculty which, under such conditions, becomes extremely sensitive or uncontrollably excited; any emotion or sentiment (specifically, love or anger) in a state of abnormal or controlling activity; an extreme or inordinate desire; also, the capacity or susceptibility of being so affected; as, to be in a passion; the passions of love, hate, jealously, wrath, ambition, avarice, fear, etc.; a passion for war, or for drink; an orator should have passion as well as rhetorical skill.

  • Passion (noun)

    Disorder of the mind; madness.

  • Passion (noun)

    Passion week. See Passion week, below.

  • Passion

    To give a passionate character to.

  • Passion (verb)

    To suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated.

Webster Dictionary
  • Compassion (noun)

    a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering

  • Compassion (noun)

    the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it

  • Passion (noun)

    strong feeling or emotion

  • Passion (noun)

    intense passion or emotion

  • Passion (noun)

    something that is desired intensely;

    "his rage for fame destroyed him"

  • Passion (noun)

    an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action

  • Passion (noun)

    a feeling of strong sexual desire

  • Passion (noun)

    any object of warm affection or devotion;

    "the theater was her first love"

    "he has a passion for cock fighting"

  • Passion (noun)

    the suffering of Jesus at the crucifixion

Princeton's WordNet

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