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Desire

Desire

WordNet



noun


(1)   An inclination to want things
"A man of many desires"
(2)   The feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
(3)   Something that is desired

verb


(4)   Feel or have a desire for; want strongly
"I want to go home now"
"I want my own room"
(5)   Express a desire for
(6)   Expect and wish
"I trust you will behave better from now on"
"I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
Wiktonary



Etymology


< < < , apparently < + (see sidereal), but the connection of thought is not clear; cf. consider. Cf. also desiderate.

Verb



  1. More formal or stronger word for want.
    I desire to speak with you.
  2. Another word for want, connoting emotion.
    She has been desiring him since they first met.

Noun



  1. Someone or something wished for.
    It is my desire to speak with you
    You’re my heart’s desire.
  2. Strong attraction, particularly romantic.
    His desire for her kept him awake at night.
  3. The feeling of desire.
    Too much desire can seriously affect one’s judgment.