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Desire without passion, nominally (3)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

des

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Here is my best explanation:

'nominally' is the definition.
I don't know anything about this answer so I cannot tell whether it can be defined by this definition.

'desire without passion' is the wordplay.
'without' is a deletion indicator.
'passion' becomes 'ire' (I've seen this before).
'desire' with 'ire' taken out is 'DES'.

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