desire [dih-zahyuhr] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Definition:||want, long for|
|Synonyms:||aim, aspire to, be smitten, be turned on by, choose, cotton to, covet, crave, desiderate, die over, enjoy, fall for, fancy, give eyeteeth for, go for, hanker after, have eyes for, have the hots for, hunger for, like, lust after, make advances to, partial to, pine, set heart on, spoil for, sweet on, take a liking to, take a shine to, take to, thirst, wish for, yearn for|
|Category:||3. Prospective Affections|
desire, wish, fancy, fantasy; want, need, exigency., mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, penchant, predilection; propensity; willingness; liking, love, fondness, relish., longing, hankering, inkling; solicitude, anxiety; yearning, coveting; aspiration, ambition, vaulting ambition; eagerness, zeal, ardor, empressement, breathless impatience, overanxiety; impetuosity, [more]., appetite, appetition, appetence, appetency; sharp appetite, keenness, hunger, stomach, twist; thirst, thirstiness; drouth, mouthwatering; itch, itching; prurience, cacoethes, cupidity, lust, concupiscence., edge of appetite, edge of hunger; torment of Tantalus; sweet tooth, lickerish tooth; itching palm; longing eye, wistful eye, sheep's eye., avidity; greed, greediness; covetousness, ravenousness; grasping, craving, canine appetite, rapacity; voracity (gluttony)., passion, rage, furore, mania, manie; inextinguishable desire; dipsomania, kleptomania., [Person desiring] lover, amateur, votary, devotee, aspirant, solicitant, candidate; cormorant., [Object of desire] desideratum; want (requirement); "a consummation devoutly to be wished"; attraction, magnet, allurement, fancy, temptation, seduction, fascination, prestige, height of one's ambition, idol; whim, whimsey; maggot; hobby, hobby-horse., Fortunatus's cap; wishing cap, wishing stone, wishing well., care for, affect, like, list; take to, cling to, take a fancy to; fancy; prefer (choose)., have an eye, have a mind to; find it in one's heart (be willing) [more]; have a fancy for, set one's eyes upon; cast a sheep's eye upon, look sweet upon; take into one's head, have at heart, be bent upon; set one's cap at, set one's heart upon, set one's mind upon; covet., want, miss, need, feel the want of, would fain have, would fain do; would be glad of.
desire; wish, wish for; be desirous have a longing; hope., be hungry; have a good appetite, play a good knife and fork; hunger after, thirst after, crave after, lust after, itch after, hanker after, run mad after; raven for, die for; burn to., desiderate; sigh for, cry for, gape for, gasp for, pine for, pant for, languish for, yearn for, long, be on thorns for, hope for; aspire after; catch at, grasp at, jump at., woo, court, solicit; fish for, spell for, whistle for, put up for; ogle., cause desire, create desire, raise desire, excite desire, provoke desire; whet the appetite; appetize, titillate, allure, attract, take one's fancy, tempt; hold out temptation, hold out allurement; tantalize, make one's mouth water, faire venir l'eau a la. bouche., gratify desire (give pleasure).
desirous; desiring; inclined (willing); partial to; fain, wishful, optative; anxious, wistful, curious; at a loss for, sedulous, solicitous. craving, hungry, sharpset, peckish, ravening, with an empty stomach, esurient, lickerish, thirsty, athirst, parched with thirst, pinched with hunger, famished, dry, drouthy; hungry as a hunter, hungry as a hawk, hungry as a horse, hungry as a church mouse., greedy, greedy as a hog; overeager, voracious; ravenous, ravenous as a wolf; openmouthed, covetous, rapacious, grasping, extortionate, exacting, sordid, alieni appetens; insatiable, insatiate; unquenchable, quenchless; omnivorous., unsatisfied, unsated, unslaked.
the wish being father to the thought; sua cuique voluptas; hoc erat in votis, the mouth watering, the fingers itching; aut Caesar aut nullus.
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