the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
an inclination to want things
something that is desired
feel or have a desire for; want strongly
want, trust, require, need, hope, desire
hope, trust, desire(verb)
expect and wish
rely, entrust, hope, commit, believe, bank, intrust, go for, trust, desire, swear, confide, want
express a desire for
want, trust, hope
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
appetency, appetite, aspiration, concupiscence, coveting, craving, hankering, inclination, longing, proclivity, propensity, wish
The desire of fame; a desire for excellence.
carvingSubmitted by acronimous on March 24, 2019
i saw and questioned “i have a great pension for tidiness” and looked up synonym for pension (no) , then desire? - and propension was given. what else could it be?
author wrote “i have a great pension for tidiness” it sounded wrongSubmitted by rinat on August 7, 2019
Dictionary of English Synonymes
wish, longing, craving, inclination, hankering, aspiration, appetency
wish, crave, covet, want, fancy, wish for, long for, hanker after, lust after, yearn for, aspire after
solicit, request, ask
PPDB, the paraphrase database
List of paraphrases:
wish, désir, willingness, desired, aspiration, desiree, laurent-désiré, longing, lust, will, yearning, want, intention, ambition, eagerness, hope, commitment, readiness, determination