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Interest vs. Passion

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Interestnoun

The price paid for obtaining, or price received for providing, money or goods in a credit transaction, calculated as a fraction of the amount or value of what was borrowed.

‘Our bank offers borrowers an annual interest of 5%.’;

Passionnoun

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

‘We share a passion for books.’;

Interestnoun

(uncountable) A great attention and concern from someone or something; intellectual curiosity.

‘He has a lot of interest in vintage cars.’;

Passionnoun

Fervor, determination.

Interestnoun

(uncountable) Attention that is given to or received from someone or something.

Passionnoun

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.’;

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Interestnoun

(countable) An involvement, claim, right, share, stake in or link with a financial, business, or other undertaking or endeavor.

‘When scientists and doctors write articles and when politicians run for office, they are required in many countries to declare any existing conflicts of interest.’; ‘I have business interests in South Africa.’;

Passionnoun

sexual intercourse, especially when very emotional

‘We shared a night of passion.’;

Interestnoun

(countable) Something one is interested in.

‘Lexicography is one of my interests.’; ‘Victorian furniture is an interest of mine.’;

Passionnoun

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

Interestnoun

Injury, or compensation for injury; damages.

Passionnoun

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

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Interestnoun

(usually plural) The persons interested in any particular business or measure, taken collectively.

‘the iron interest;’; ‘the cotton interest’;

Passionnoun

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

‘a cardiac passion’;

Interestverb

To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or thing.

‘It might interest you to learn that others have already tried that approach.’; ‘Action films don't really interest me.’;

Passionnoun

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

Interestverb

To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern; to excite.

Passionnoun

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

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Interestverb

(obsolete) To cause or permit to share.

Passionnoun

(obsolete) An innate quality, property, or attribute of a thing.

Interestverb

To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or thing; as, the subject did not interest him; to interest one in charitable work.

‘To love our native country . . . to be interested in its concerns is natural to all men.’; ‘A goddess who used to interest herself in marriages.’;

Passionnoun

(obsolete) Disorder of the mind; madness.

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

Interestverb

To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern; to excite; - often used impersonally.

‘Or rather, gracious sir,Create me to this glory, since my causeDoth interest this fair quarrel.’;

Passionverb

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

Interestverb

To cause or permit to share.

‘The mystical communion of all faithful men is such as maketh every one to be interested in those precious blessings which any one of them receiveth at God's hands.’;

Passionverb

(transitive) To give a passionate character to.

Interestnoun

Excitement of feeling, whether pleasant or painful, accompanying special attention to some object; concern; a desire to learn more about a topic or engage often in an activity.

‘So much interest have I in thy sorrow.’;

Passionnoun

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.

‘To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion, by many infallible proofs.’;

Interestnoun

Participation in advantage, profit, and responsibility; share; portion; part; as, an interest in a brewery; he has parted with his interest in the stocks.

Passionnoun

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

‘A body at rest affords us no idea of any active power to move, and, when set in motion, it is rather a passion than an action in it.’;

Interestnoun

Advantage, personal or general; good, regarded as a selfish benefit; profit; benefit.

‘Divisions hinder the common interest and public good.’; ‘When interest calls of all her sneaking train.’;

Passionnoun

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

‘Moldable and not moldable, scissible and not scissible, and many other passions of matter.’;

Interestnoun

A fee paid for the use of money; a fee paid for a loan; - usually reckoned as a percentage; as, interest at five per cent per annum on ten thousand dollars.

‘They have told their money, and let outTheir coin upon large interest.’;

Passionnoun

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.

‘We also are men of like passions with you.’; ‘The nature of the human mind can not be sufficiently understood, without considering the affections and passions, or those modifications or actions of the mind consequent upon the apprehension of certain objects or events in which the mind generally conceives good or evil.’; ‘The term passion, and its adverb passionately, often express a very strong predilection for any pursuit, or object of taste - a kind of enthusiastic fondness for anything.’; ‘The bravery of his grief did put meInto a towering passion.’; ‘The ruling passion, be it what it will,The ruling passion conquers reason still.’; ‘Who walked in every path of human life,Felt every passion.’; ‘When statesmen are ruled by faction and interest, they can have no passion for the glory of their country.’;

Interestnoun

Any excess of advantage over and above an exact equivalent for what is given or rendered.

‘You shall have your desires with interest.’;

Passionnoun

Disorder of the mind; madness.

Interestnoun

The persons interested in any particular business or measure, taken collectively; as, the iron interest; the cotton interest.

Passionnoun

Passion week. See Passion week, below.

Interestnoun

a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something;

‘an interest in music’;

Passionverb

To give a passionate character to.

Interestnoun

the power of attracting or holding one's interest (because it is unusual or exciting etc.);

‘they said nothing of great interest’; ‘primary colors can add interest to a room’;

Passionverb

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

Interestnoun

a reason for wanting something done;

‘for your sake’; ‘died for the sake of his country’; ‘in the interest of safety’; ‘in the common interest’;

Passionnoun

strong feeling or emotion

Interestnoun

a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed;

‘how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?’;

Passionnoun

intense passion or emotion

Interestnoun

a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly);

‘sailing is her favorite pastime’; ‘his main pastime is gambling’; ‘he counts reading among his interests’; ‘they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits’;

Passionnoun

something that is desired intensely;

‘his rage for fame destroyed him’;

Interestnoun

(law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something;

‘they have interests all over the world’; ‘a stake in the company's future’;

Passionnoun

an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action

Interestnoun

(usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims;

‘the iron interests stepped up production’;

Passionnoun

a feeling of strong sexual desire

Interestverb

excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

Passionnoun

any object of warm affection or devotion;

‘the theater was her first love’; ‘he has a passion for cock fighting’;

Interestverb

be on the mind of;

‘I worry about the second Germanic consonant’;

Passionnoun

the suffering of Jesus at the crucifixion

Interestverb

be of importance or consequence;

‘This matters to me!’;

Passionnoun

strong and barely controllable emotion

‘a man of impetuous passion’;

Interest

Interest, in finance and economics, is payment from a borrower or deposit-taking financial institution to a lender or depositor of an amount above repayment of the principal sum (that is, the amount borrowed), at a particular rate. It is distinct from a fee which the borrower may pay the lender or some third party.

Passionnoun

a state or outburst of strong emotion

‘oratory in which he gradually works himself up into a passion’;

Passionnoun

intense sexual love

‘their all-consuming passion for each other’; ‘she nurses a passion for Thomas’;

Passionnoun

an intense desire or enthusiasm for something

‘the English have a passion for gardens’;

Passionnoun

a thing arousing great enthusiasm

‘modern furniture is a particular passion of Bill's’;

Passionnoun

the suffering and death of Jesus

‘meditations on the Passion of Christ’;

Passionnoun

an account of the Passion from any of the Gospels.

Passionnoun

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

‘an aria from Bach's St Matthew Passion’;

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