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Synonyms for desire
dɪˈzaɪər

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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)

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. carving

    Submitted by acronimous on March 24, 2019  
  2. propension

    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 wrong

    Submitted by rinat on August 7, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. desire(n.)

    Synonyms:
    wish, longing, craving, inclination, hankering, aspiration, appetency

  2. desire(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    wish, crave, covet, want, fancy, wish for, long for, hanker after, lust after, yearn for, aspire after

  3. desire(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    solicit, request, ask

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. desire(n)

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

    Antonyms:
    apathy, antipathy, aversion, inappetency

    Associated words:
    desiderative, desideratum, orectic, optative

  2. desire(v)

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

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Désiré":

    Amable Désiré Courtecuisse

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How to use desire in a sentence?

  1. Brett Kavanaugh:

    I know nominees who've sat in this chair in the past have expressed the desire for cameras in the courtroom, only to get to the Supreme Court and change their positions fairly rapidly, so that gives me some humility about making confident assertions about that.

  2. Angelique Kerber:

    I feel like every player has this desire. If you can achieve it, for sure, to be able to win the whole four, it's incredible, i don't think about it all the time, but I do feel like, okay, I don't have 20 more Australian Opens to play.

  3. Alex Garland:

    There’s a commentary and in the commentary a desire to be part of a broader conversation that we ought to be having and are having, which is, you could roughly say is about surveillance, a sense that we’re giving up a lot of ourselves to things that we don’t understand, those things understand a lot about us but we don’t understand much about them.

  4. Ona Onyia:

    Our desire to help triumphed our fears, seeing how understaffed and overwhelmed New York hospitals were, we wanted to help as best as we can and learn so we can help New York hospitals back home if things got out of control.

  5. Aurora Berill:

    Only your determination and your strong desire will move you forward.

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Translations for desire

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  • begeerte, wensAfrikaans
  • رغبة, رغبArabic
  • arzuAzerbaijani
  • теләкBashkir
  • жадаць, жаданнеBelarusian
  • желание, желая, искам, жадуване, жадувамBulgarian
  • desitjar, desigCatalan, Valencian
  • přát, toužit, přání, touhaCzech
  • ønske, begære, begær, lyst, attråDanish
  • begehren, Wunsch, VerlangenGerman
  • επιθυμώ, ποθώ, επιθυμία, πόθοςGreek
  • deziro, deziriEsperanto
  • deseo, desear, ganaSpanish
  • soov, ihaEstonian
  • شیفتگی, آرزو كردن, خواستن, کام, آرزو, یاسه, خواهشPersian
  • himoita, tahtoa, halu, haluta, mieliäFinnish
  • désirer, désirFrench
  • fonn, saint, mian, dúilIrish
  • baois, drùis, feòlmhorachd, baoiseachdScottish Gaelic
  • desexo, desexarGalician
  • imnee, dooill, mian, fooill, wooishManx
  • השתוקק, חפץ, תשוקה, חשקHebrew
  • इच्छा, चाहHindi
  • ցանկություն, իղձ, ցանկանալ, կիրքArmenian
  • desirarInterlingua
  • keinginan, hasratIndonesian
  • löngunIcelandic
  • desiderio, desiderare, volereItalian
  • רצוןHebrew
  • 欲する, 願望, 願う, 望むJapanese
  • სურვილიGeorgian
  • тілек, ықыласKazakh
  • បំណងប្រាថ្នាKhmer
  • ಡಿಸೈರ್, ಬಯಕೆ, ಹಂಬಲKannada
  • 바라다, 원하다, 욕망Korean
  • نیاز, خواستنKurdish
  • тилек, каалооKyrgyz
  • cupido, volo, cupio, cupitas, cupiditas, desiderium, voluntas, studium, desideroLatin
  • ຕ້ອງການLao
  • pageidavimas, aistra, trokšti, geisti, noras, geismas, pageidauti, potraukis, troškimasLithuanian
  • iekāre, vēlēšanās, alkas, vēlme, kaisle, kāroties, kārot, alkt, vēlēties, kaislībaLatvian
  • посакува, копнеж, страст, желба, посакаMacedonian
  • ആഗ്രഹം, മോഹംMalayalam
  • хүсэхMongolian
  • ईच्छा, इच्छाMarathi
  • keinginanMalay
  • verlangen, wens, begeerteDutch
  • ønskeNorwegian
  • pragnąć, pożądać, pragnienie, pożądaniePolish
  • desejo, desejarPortuguese
  • deziderat, dori, dorințăRomanian
  • вожделеть, пожелание, вожделение, желание, влечение, желатьRussian
  • तृष्णाSanskrit
  • žèleti, želja, жудња, žudnja, žudjeti, жудјети, жѐлети, žèljeti, жѐљети, žudeti, жудети, жељаSerbo-Croatian
  • túžiť, želanie, žiadať, túžba, želať, priaťSlovak
  • želja, poželenje, želetiSlovene
  • dëshirëAlbanian
  • längtan, begär, eftertrakta, längta, lust, önska, åtrå, begära, önskanSwedish
  • ariSwahili
  • ஆசைTamil
  • వాంఛ, కోరిక, ఆకర్షణ, ఆశ, ఇచ్చ, అపేక్ష, అభిలాషTelugu
  • хоҳиш, майл, рағбат, орзу‍Tajik
  • ความใคร่, ต้องการ, ความปรารถนา, ใคร่, ปรารถนา, ตัณหา, ความต้องการ, ประสงค์Thai
  • islegTurkmen
  • arzu hissi, arzuTurkish
  • теләкTatar
  • бажання, бажатиUkrainian
  • چاہت, خواہش, تمناUrdu
  • xohlamoq, tilak, orzu, ishtiyoq, istakUzbek
  • khao khátVietnamese
  • desirVolapük

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