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Synonyms for desire
dɪˈzaɪərde·sire

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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. desirenoun

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. desirenoun

    the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state

  2. desirenoun

    an inclination to want things

    "a man of many desires"

  3. desireverb

    something that is desired

  4. desire, wantverb

    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, desireverb

    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. desireverb

    express a desire for

    Synonyms:
    want, trust, hope

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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. desirenoun

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

  2. desireverb

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

  3. desireverb

    Synonyms:
    solicit, request, ask

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. desirenoun

    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. desireverb

    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. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    Desire is like a fire…In the end it makes us burst. And though we achieve what we want, it will never Quench our thirst.

  2. Cheng Taining:

    These weird buildings are too alienated from basic architectural norms and... have become super-sized art installations that jump on the desire and vanity bandwagon.

  3. Paul de Man:

    Modernity exists in the form of a desire to wipe out whatever came earlier, in the hope of reaching at least a point that could be called a true present, a point of origin that marks a new departure.

  4. Hugh Young:

    It would have been a bloody big job to move. And until the UK government started attacking the likes of HSBC, they didn't have any desire to move, the tax concessions are a good thing. What Gulliver needs to do now is tidy up the bank.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    God has nothing to love or hate. For, He is the master of hatred and His love is beyond all. He is above any kind of human desire and attributes that we refer to.


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
  • vágyHungarian
  • 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
  • פאַרלאַנגYiddish

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