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Antonyms for desire
dɪˈzaɪər

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term desire.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. desire(noun)

    the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state

  2. desire(noun)

    an inclination to want things

    "a man of many desires"

  3. desire(verb)

    something that is desired

  4. desire, want(verb)

    feel or have a desire for; want strongly

    "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"

    Synonyms:
    want, trust, require, need, hope

  5. hope, trust, desire(verb)

    expect and wish

    "I trust you will behave better from now on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"

    Synonyms:
    rely, entrust, hope, commit, believe, bank, intrust, go for, trust, swear, confide, want

  6. desire(verb)

    express a desire for

    Synonyms:
    want, trust, hope

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. desire

    Inclination is the mildest of these terms; it is a quiet, or even a vague or unconscious, tendency. Even when we speak of a strong or decided inclination we do not express the intensity of desire. Desire has a wide range, from the highest objects to the lowest; desire is for an object near at hand, or near in thought, and viewed as attainable; a wish may be for what is remote or uncertain, or even for what is recognized as impossible. Craving is stronger than hankering; hankering may be the result of a fitful and capricious appetite; craving may be the imperious and reasonable demand of the whole nature. Longing is a reaching out with deep and persistent demand for that which is viewed as now distant but at some time attainable; as, the captive's longing for release. Coveting ordinarily denotes wrong desire for that which is another's. Compare APPETITE.

    See synonyms for ANTIPATHY.

    Synonyms:
    appetency, appetite, aspiration, concupiscence, coveting, craving, hankering, inclination, longing, proclivity, propensity, wish

    Preposition:
    The desire of fame; a desire for excellence.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. desire(n)

    Antonyms:
    loathing, hate, repugnance, disgust, aversion, abomination, horror

    Synonyms:
    longing, affection, propension, craving, concupiscence, appetency

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. desire(n)

    Antonyms:
    apathy, antipathy, aversion, inappetency

    Synonyms:
    longing, craving, will, aspiration, hankering, appetency, cupidity, impulse, request, petition, quest, entreaty, velleity, pruriency

    Associated words:
    desiderative, desideratum, orectic, optative

  2. desire(v)

    Synonyms:
    want, crave, long for, lust, covet, yearn, aspire, request

Editors Contribution

  1. desireless

    i have a desire to see him. vs i feel desireless to see him.

    Submitted by anonymous on August 16, 2020  

How to use desire in a sentence?

  1. T. S. Eliot:

    April is the cruellest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory out of desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain.Winter kept us warm, coveringEarth in a forgetful snow, feedingA little life with dried tubers.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The major reason for the strain & stress in a private workplace is that a person who deserves more gets often very less and the people who desire more but work less often becomes higher-ups.

  3. Jon Bon Jovi:

    Our desire is to make sure that anyone who needs a meal knows that they can come and see us.

  4. Reza Moini:

    The main reason for the continuing violence (against journalists) and resulting instability has been the war waged by the Taliban against the desire for peace and democracy that the Afghan people demonstrated in the president election, but news media and journalists are increasingly being threatened by local government officials and military personnel. All of these abuses must be stopped.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Anyone who is passionate will never be fed up with whatever he or she does. Yes! because, the driving force of passion will keep on moving him or her forward and never backward. For, passion kindles and rekindles one's urge or desire throughout his or her undertaking, career or profession until and unless he or she decides to retire. Thus, you've got to be passionate and remain passionate in all you do. -Emeasoba George

How to pronounce desire?

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Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
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How to say desire in sign language?

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#4015desire
#4260horror
#28532disgust
#29456aversion
#31846loathing
#45160abomination
#143011repugnance

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