Synonyms for desiredɪˈzaɪər

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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

  3. desire(verb)

    something that is desired

  4. desire, want(verb)

    feel or have a desire for; want strongly

    Synonyms:
    want, trust, require, need, hope, desire

  5. hope, trust, desire(verb)

    expect and wish

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

  6. desire(verb)

    express a desire for

    Synonyms:
    want, trust, hope

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  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.

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