n. The state of being affected or acted on by something external; a passive as opposed to an active state.n. Susceptibility of impression from external agents; receptivity to impressions.n. Suffering; especially, the sufferings of Christ on the cross; more specifically, his sufferings subsequent to the Last Supper, sometimes distinguished from those of the crucifixion: as, “by thy Cross and Passion,” Book of Common Prayer.n. Physical disorder, or suffering resulting from it; disease.n. Emotion; specifically, intense or vehement emotion, occupying the mind in great part for a considerable period, and commanding the most serious action of the intelligence; an abounding or controlling emotion, such as ambition. avarice, revenge, desire, fear, hope, joy, grief, love, hatred, etc.; a strong deep feeling.n. Zeal; ardor; vehement or ruling desire.n. Love; ardent affection; amorous desire.n. Grief; sorrow.n. Vehement anger; rage: sometimes used absolutely: as, in a passion.n. An object of great admiration or desire; something indulged in, pursued, or cultivated with extreme and serious ardor: as, poetry became a passion with him.n. A passionate display; an exhibition of deep feeling.n. Same as passion-music.n. Synonyms Passion, Affection; wrath, fury; fervor; rapture, transport. As compared with affection, the distinctive mark of passion is that it masters the mind, so that the person becomes seemingly its subject or its passive instrument, while an affection, though moving, affecting, or influencing one, still leaves him his self-control. The secondary meanings of the two words keep this difference.To be affected with passion; be extremely agitated, especially with grief; sorrow.To give a passionate character to; imbue with passion; impassionate.n. In religious art, a representation of the passion of Christ: as, the greater and lesser passions of Albrecht Dürer.