Synonyms for desiredɪˈzaɪər
the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
an inclination to want things
something that is desired
feel or have a desire for; want strongly
hope, trust, desire(verb)
expect and wish
express a desire for
desire(noun)More formal or stronger word for want.
desire(noun)To put a request to (someone); to entreat.
desire(verb)Another word for want, connoting emotion.
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
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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