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Passion vs. Affection

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Passionnoun

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

‘We share a passion for books.’;

Affectionnoun

The act of affecting or acting upon.

Passionnoun

Fervor, determination.

Affectionnoun

The state of being affected.

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.’;

Affectionnoun

An attribute; a quality or property; a condition

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Passionnoun

sexual intercourse, especially when very emotional

‘We shared a night of passion.’;

Affectionnoun

An emotion; a feeling or natural impulse acting upon and swaying the mind

Passionnoun

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

Affectionnoun

A feeling of love or strong attachment.

Passionnoun

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

Affectionnoun

Disease; morbid symptom; malady.

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Passionnoun

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

‘a cardiac passion’;

Affectionverb

to feel an affection, emotion or love for.

Passionnoun

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

Affectionnoun

The act of affecting or acting upon; the state of being affected.

Passionnoun

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

Affectionnoun

An attribute; a quality or property; a condition; a bodily state; as, figure, weight, etc. , are affections of bodies.

‘And, truly, waking dreams were, more or less,An old and strange affection of the house.’;

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Passionnoun

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

Affectionnoun

Bent of mind; a feeling or natural impulse or natural impulse acting upon and swaying the mind; any emotion; as, the benevolent affections, esteem, gratitude, etc.; the malevolent affections, hatred, envy, etc.; inclination; disposition; propensity; tendency.

‘Affection is applicable to an unpleasant as well as a pleasant state of the mind, when impressed by any object or quality.’;

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:’;

Affectionnoun

A settled good will; kind feeling; love; zealous or tender attachment; - often in the pl. Formerly followed by to, but now more generally by for or towards; as, filial, social, or conjugal affections; to have an affection for or towards children.

‘All his affections are set on his own country.’;

Passionverb

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

Affectionnoun

Prejudice; bias.

Passionverb

(transitive) To give a passionate character to.

Affectionnoun

Disease; morbid symptom; malady; as, a pulmonary affection.

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.’;

Affectionnoun

The lively representation of any emotion.

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.’;

Affectionnoun

Affectation.

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.’;

Affectionnoun

Passion; violent emotion.

‘Most wretched man,That to affections does the bridle lend.’;

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.’;

Affectionnoun

a positive feeling of liking;

‘he had trouble expressing the affection he felt’; ‘the child won everyone's heart’;

Passionnoun

Disorder of the mind; madness.

Affectionnoun

a gentle feeling of fondness or liking

‘he won a place in her affections’; ‘she felt affection for the wise old lady’;

Passionnoun

Passion week. See Passion week, below.

Affectionnoun

the action or process of affecting or being affected.

Passionverb

To give a passionate character to.

Affectionnoun

a condition or disease

‘an affection of the skin’;

Passionverb

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

Affectionnoun

a mental state; an emotion.

Passionnoun

strong feeling or emotion

Affection

Affection or fondness is a that is often associated with a feeling or type of love. It has given rise to a number of branches of philosophy and psychology concerning emotion, disease, influence, and state of being.

‘disposition or state of mind or body’;

Passionnoun

intense passion or emotion

Passionnoun

something that is desired intensely;

‘his rage for fame destroyed him’;

Passionnoun

an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action

Passionnoun

a feeling of strong sexual desire

Passionnoun

any object of warm affection or devotion;

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

Passionnoun

the suffering of Jesus at the crucifixion

Passionnoun

strong and barely controllable emotion

‘a man of impetuous passion’;

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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