Desire

All possible synonyms of the word Desire as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Desire

Definition

  • something that is desired

Synonyms

  • desire

Hypernyms

  • arousal: a state of heightened physiological activity

Hyponyms

  • rage, passion: something that is desired intensely; "his rage for fame destroyed him"
  • materialism, philistinism: a desire for wealth and material possessions with little interest in ethical or spiritual matters

Desire

Definition

  • an inclination to want things; "a man of many desires"

Synonyms

  • desire

Hypernyms

  • tendency, inclination: a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect; "the alkaline inclination of the local waters"; "fabric with a tendency to shrink"

Hyponyms

  • hunger, hungriness, thirst, thirstiness: strong desire for something (not food or drink); "a thirst for knowledge"; "hunger for affection"
  • greed: excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves

Desire

Definition

  • the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state

Synonyms

  • desire

Hypernyms

  • feeling: the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"

Hyponyms

  • ambition, aspiration, dream: a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business"
  • bloodlust: a desire for bloodshed
  • temptation: the desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid; "he felt the temptation and his will power weakened"
  • craving: an intense desire for some particular thing
  • wish, wishing, want: a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire"
  • longing, yearning, hungriness: prolonged unfulfilled desire or need
  • sexual desire, eros, concupiscence, physical attraction: a desire for sexual intimacy
  • urge, itch: a strong restless desire; "why this urge to travel?"
  • caprice, impulse, whim: a sudden desire; "he bought it on an impulse"

Desire

Definition

  • express a desire for

Synonyms

  • desire

Hypernyms

  • request, bespeak, call for, quest: express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"

Hope, trust, desire

Definition

  • expect and wish; "I trust you will behave better from now on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"

Synonyms

  • hope
  • trust
  • desire

Hypernyms

  • wish: hope for; have a wish; "I wish I could go home now"

Desire, want

Definition

  • feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"

Synonyms

  • desire
  • want

Hyponyms

  • crave, hunger, thirst, starve, lust: have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
  • fancy, go for, take to: have a fancy or particular liking or desire for; "She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window"
  • miss: feel or suffer from the lack of; "He misses his mother"
  • hope: be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes; "I am still hoping that all will turn out well"
  • wish: hope for; have a wish; "I wish I could go home now"
  • wish, wish well: feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of
  • wish, care, like: prefer or wish to do something; "Do you care to try this dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?"
  • itch, spoil: have a strong desire or urge to do something; "She is itching to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight"
  • like: want to have; "I'd like a beer now!"
  • ambition: have as one's ambition
  • feel like: have an inclination for something or some activity; "I feel like staying in bed all day"; "I feel like a cold beer now"
  • envy, begrudge: be envious of; set one's heart on
  • lust after, lech after: have a strong sexual desire for; "he is lusting after his secretary"
  • hanker, long, yearn: desire strongly or persistently
  • seek: try to get or reach; "seek a position"; "seek an education"; "seek happiness"

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