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.
The desire of fame; a desire for excellence.
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wish, wishing, wantnoun
a specific feeling of desire
"he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire"
wish, indirect requestnoun
an expression of some desire or inclination
"I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave"; "his crying was an indirect request for attention"
regard, wish, complimentsnoun
(usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare
"give him my kind regards"; "my best wishes"
the particular preference that you have
"it was his last wish"; "they should respect the wishes of the people"
hope for; have a wish
"I wish I could go home now"
wish, care, likeverb
prefer or wish to do something
"Do you care to try this dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?"
make or express a wish
"I wish that Christmas were over"
wish, wish wellverb
feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of
order politely; express a wish for
"wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"
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How to use wish in a sentence?
There's a general feeling that the art market in general is very strong, and we believe we can surf that wave, if you wish.
There are forces of instability at play in the region, and that's generating uncertainty, i wish I had a crystal ball that I look into the future and see. I am concerned about the forces of detribalization that appear to be more current here in the theater.
I wish they would come forward and explain themselves, if you’re not a suspect, at least come forward and say what you’ve seen.
I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
I wish you all the good and charm that life can offer. Think of me kindly, and rest assured that no one would more rejoice to hear of your happiness.
Translations for wish
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- يتمى, منية, تمنى, أمنية, يرجو, رغبة, يأمل, رجا, أملArabic
- желая, желаниеBulgarian
- desitjar, desigCatalan, Valencian
- přát, přáníCzech
- Wunsch, wünschenGerman
- εύχομαι, επιθυμία, ευχήGreek
- deseo, desearSpanish
- soov, soovimaEstonian
- آرزو, آرزو داشتن, آرزو كردن, خواستنPersian
- toivoa, toiveFinnish
- espérer, souhait, souhaiterFrench
- इच्छा, चाहनाHindi
- kíván, kívánságHungarian
- ցանկանալ, իղձ, ցանկությունArmenian
- harapan, keinginanIndonesian
- óska, óskIcelandic
- desiderare, augurare, volere, desiderioItalian
- 祈る, 願望, 希望, 願い, 欲する, 願うJapanese
- ნატვრა, სურვილი, წადილი, ნდომაGeorgian
- 원하다, 바라다, 소원, 빌다Korean
- هیوا, خوازKurdish
- desidero, desiderio, studium, desiderium, cupio, volō, cupiditasLatin
- посакува, желба, посакаMacedonian
- वासना, इच्छाMarathi
- wens, willen, wensenDutch
- skulle ønskeNorwegian
- życzenie, życzyćPolish
- pedido, [[desejar]] [[a]], desejo, desejarPortuguese
- dori, uraRomanian
- пожелать, желание, желатьRussian
- жѐлети, žèleti, žèljeti, жѐљетиSerbo-Croatian
- tillönska, önskan, önskaSwedish
- అభిలషించు, అభిలాష, కోరిక, కోరుTelugu
- dilek, dilemek, istemek, istekTurkish
- побажати, бажатиUkrainian
- mong, cầu mong, hy vọng, muốnVietnamese
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