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desire

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of desire

  1. 1 a strong wish for something <a desire for adventure and excitement prompted him to travel to Africa> Synonyms appetency, appetite, craving, drive, hankering, hunger, itch, jones [slang], letch, longing, lust, passion, pining, thirst, thirstiness, urge, yearning, yen Related Words compulsion, impulse, impulsion, will, zeal; liking, love, taste, weakness; eagerness, impatience; want, wish; necessity, need, requirement; obsession; acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, covetousness, cupidity, greed, greediness, rapaciousness, rapacity; cacoëthes, mania Near Antonyms abhorrence, abomination, allergy, averseness, aversion, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, dislike, disliking, distaste, hatred, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; apathy, indifference, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern

  2. 2 sexual appetite <the nude pictures were clearly intended to provoke desire> Synonyms concupiscence, eroticism, horniness, hots, itch, lech, letch, libidinousness, lust, lustfulness, lustihood, passion, salaciousness Related Words libido; ardor, heat, rut; erotomania, hypersexuality, lecherousness, lechery, nymphomania, satyriasis; venery Near Antonyms abstinence, celibacy, chastity; frigidity, frigidness

  3. 3 an earnest request <at the delegate's desire, the voice vote on the controversial measure was followed by an actual roll call> Synonyms adjuration, appeal, conjuration, cry, plea, entreaty, petition, pleading, prayer, solicitation, suit, suppliance, supplicationRelated Words application, requisition; call, claim, demand, insistence




desire

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of desire

  1. 1 to have an earnest wish to own or enjoy <he greatly desired a new mountain bike for his next birthday> Synonyms ache (for), covet, crave, desiderate, die (for), hanker (for or after), hunger (for), itch (for), jones (for) [slang], long (for), lust (for or after), pant (after), pine (for), repine (for), salivate (for), sigh (for), thirst (for), want, wish (for), yearn (for), yen (for) Related Words spoil (for); adore, delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), like, love, relish, revel (in); favor, prefer; admire, appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value Phrases set one's heart on Near Antonyms abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe; decline, refuse, reject, spurn

  2. 2 to make a request for <the host desires a response to the dinner invitation by tomorrow> Synonyms bespeak, call (for), ask, plead (for), quest, request, seek, solicit, speak (for), sue (for)Related Words apply (for), beg (for), claim, clamor (for), importune, urge, wish (for); demand, enjoin, exact, insist (on), petition (for), press (for), require, requisition; invite, invoke





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