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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
desire (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to long or hope for exhibit or feel desire for - desire success
2.
a) to express a wish for - request they desire an immediate answer
b) archaic to express a wish to - ask
3.
obsolete - invite
4.
intransitive verb
archaic to feel the loss of to have or feel desire
desire (noun)
1.
conscious impulse toward something that promises enjoyment or satisfaction in its attainment
2.
a) - longing craving
b) sexual urge or appetite
3.
a usually formal request or petition for some action
4.
something - desired
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
desire (noun)
1.
a strong wish for something
SYNONIMS:
appetency, appetite, craving, drive, hankering, hunger, itch, jones, letch, longing, lust, passion, pining, thirst, thirstiness, urge, yearning, yen
RELATED WORDS:
compulsion, impulse, impulsion, will, zeal; liking, love, taste, weakness; eagerness, impatience; want, wish; necessity, need, requirement; obsession; acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, covetousness, cupidity, greed, greediness, rapaciousness, rapacity; cacoëthes, mania
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abhorrence, abomination, allergy, averseness, aversion, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, dislike, disliking, distaste, hatred, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; apathy, indifference, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern
desire (noun)
2.
sexual appetite
SYNONIMS:
concupiscence, eroticism, horniness, hots, itch, lech, letch, libidinousness, lust, lustfulness, lustihood, passion, salaciousness
RELATED WORDS:
libido; ardor, heat, rut; erotomania, hypersexuality, lecherousness, lechery, nymphomania, satyriasis; venery
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abstinence, celibacy, chastity; frigidity, frigidness
desire (noun)
3.
an earnest request
SYNONIMS:
adjuration, appeal, conjuration, cry, desire, entreaty, petition, pleading, prayer, solicitation, suit, suppliance, supplication
RELATED WORDS:
application, requisition; call, claim, demand, insistence
desire (verb)
1.
to have an earnest wish to own or enjoy
SYNONIMS:
ache (for), covet, crave, desiderate, die (for), hanker (for after), hunger (for), itch (for), jones (for), long (for), lust (for after), pant (after), pine (for), repine (for), salivate (for), sigh (for), thirst (for), want, wish (for), yearn (for), yen (for)
RELATED WORDS:
spoil (for); adore, delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), like, love, relish, revel (in); favor, prefer; admire, appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value
set one's heart on
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe; decline, refuse, reject, spurn
desire (verb)
2.
to make a request for
SYNONIMS:
bespeak, call (for), desire, plead (for), quest, request, seek, solicit, speak (for), sue (for)
RELATED WORDS:
apply (for), beg (for), claim, clamor (for), importune, urge, wish (for); demand, enjoin, exact, insist (on), petition (for), press (for), require, requisition; invite, invoke
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