|Origin:||Late Latin passio 'suffering', from Latin pati 'to suffer'|
1 [uncountable and countable]
a very strong feeling of sexual love [↪ desire]:
His eyes were burning with passion.
her passion for a married man
2 [uncountable and countable]
a very strong belief or feeling about something
He spoke with considerable passion about the importance of art and literature.
The issue arouses strong passions.
a very strong liking for something
his passion for football
Gardening was her great passion.
to suddenly become very angry