Synonyms of passion in English:


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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

indifference, apathy

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
amour fou
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
rare appetency

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
rare martyrization