Affection and Passion


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Affection noun – A feeling of strong or constant regard for and dedication to someone.
Usage example: an elderly couple showing their affection for each other by little acts of kindness

Passion is a synonym for affection in feeling topic. In some cases you can use "Passion" instead a noun "Affection", when it comes to topics like desire, fondness, emotion, inclination.
Nearby Words: affect, affected, affectation, affectionate, affecting
Synonyms for Affection


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Passion noun – A feeling of strong or constant regard for and dedication to someone.
Usage example: married at the age of 18, they share a passion that has lasted for over half a century

Affection is a synonym for passion in love topic. You can use "Affection" instead a noun "Passion", if it concerns topics such as feeling, desire, inclination, adoration.
Nearby Words: passionate, passionately, passivity, passionless, passional
Synonyms for Passion

How words are described

loving loving affection loving passion
human human affection human passion
physical physical affection physical passion
common common affection common passion
Other adjectives: true, genuine, sheer, deep, romantic, strong, actual, extreme, great, little, fierce, sexual, sincere, personal, secret, less, shared, mutual, growing, obsessive.

Both words in one sentence

  • Supreme Chef This chef may engage in Through His Stomach, but as a general expression of affection, or even a generalized benevolence, not a particular sign of deep passion.
    Source: Supreme Chef
  • Having agreed to "abandon her present affection for Ranma", she explains that she now "burns with entirely brand new passion for him" when she tells girl-type Ranma that she will be coming after Ranma again.
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