Desire synonyms

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The definition of an aspiration is a desire or ambition for which someone is motivated to work very hard.
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To wish or long for; want:
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(Often followed by for or after) A strong, restless desire, longing, or mental inclination.
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Preference or taste
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(Biochemistry) The measure of the synergism of the strength individual interactions between proteins.
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(Intransitive) To hope or dream; especially to hope or work towards a profession or occupation (followed by to as a preposition or infinitive particle).
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The definition of longing is a strong desire.
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A persistent, often melancholy desire; a longing:
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Something desired or longed for:
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Excessive desire, especially for wealth; covetousness or avarice.
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A reason for hope
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A strong habitual desire or fancy; a crotchet.
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(Archaic) Foolishness
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A characteristic disposition or tendency to act in a certain way; a propensity:
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Relish is a pickled mixture made of different vegetables or the enjoyment of something.
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Erotic wish to possess
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A preconceived liking; partiality or preference (for)
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Such a persistent idea, desire, emotion, etc., esp. one that cannot be gotten rid of by reasoning
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The definition of attraction is the act of enticing someone or something or a person or thing that entices.
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Urge is the act of force or pushing along or a desire for something.
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Infatuation is defined as an often short-lived, extreme attraction to someone.
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An exciting or being excited; agitation
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A formal writing or document embodying such a request, addressed to a specific person or group and often signed by a number of petitioners
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To want sexually
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To satisfy (an appetite, for example) fully.
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Immoderate desire for the possession of something, especially for wealth.
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The act of one who pines.
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The quality of excessive sexual passion in a male
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A feeling of excessive concern.
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An innate inclination; a tendency.
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An opinion or notion formed without much reflection; an impression.
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The state or quality of being amorous.
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Inordinate indulgence in sexual activity.
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A lecher:
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Lack of emotion or feeling; impassiveness.
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A desire, longing for, or seeking after of something.
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Indulge is defined as to give into a desire.
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(US) To give preferential treatment to; to give a preference to.
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To feel deep pity, sympathy, or tenderness:
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Something given in reply.
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An irritating sensation on the skin that makes one want to scratch the affected part
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To be inclined or desirous; wish:
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The wish to enjoy
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Motive is defined as a reason for doing something.
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Strong and fixed purpose; determination
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The state or quality of being eager; ardent desire.
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Intensity of emotion, especially strong desire, enthusiasm, or devotion.
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Wild or frantic outburst of feeling or action
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(Psychiatry) An abnormal psychological state characterized by symptoms such as elation, high energy and activity level, racing thoughts, irritability, and rapid speech, typically occurring in people with bipolar disorder.
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An instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink.
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A strong desire or craving:
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Any strong desire; craving
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The state of being rapacious; extreme gluttony
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The state of being voracious; rapacity or extreme gluttony
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The act of one who grasps or covets.
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Intent concentration on or exaggerated enthusiasm for a single subject or idea.
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An ability to tolerate or endure something
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A coin or note worth one yen.
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Something asked for
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Intense eagerness or enthusiasm:
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Great warmth and intensity of emotion.
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Erotic wish to possess
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The state of being carnal.
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The psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives.
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The state or characteristic of being lascivious.
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Erotic wish to possess
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A pathological condition characterized by persistent erection of the penis, esp. without sexual excitement
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Erotic wish to possess
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The state or characteristic of being salacious.
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The property of being lecherous.
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Eroticism.
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Preoccupation with sex
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Abnormally strong sexual desire
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Excess of sexual behaviour or desire in women.
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Erotic wish to possess
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The periodic state of sexual excitement in the female of most mammals, excluding humans, that immediately precedes ovulation and during which the female is most receptive to mating; heat.
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Erotic wish to possess
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An uninspired routine or pattern of behavior that one continues unthinkingly or because change is difficult.
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(Uncountable) An attribute of a spice that causes a burning sensation in the mouth.
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To have a desire for; to yearn for; to crave for
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To covet is defined as to strongly want something that someone else has.
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To wish for
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To miss, to feel the absence of, to long for.
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(Idiomatic) To desire with intensity and commitment.
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To desire, or want something, or someone, very much.
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To wish for
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To wish for
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To inquire for; request:
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To ask or seek earnestly or pleadingly; appeal to or for
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To want sexually
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To want sexually
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To want sexually
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(Idiomatic) To be attracted (sexually or romantically) to (someone).
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To want sexually
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To want sexually
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Lack of importance, meaning, or worth
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An intense or definite dislike; antipathy; repugnance
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The act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite or desire, especially for alcoholic drink or sexual intercourse.
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(Uncountable, countable) Eager or inordinate desire for some object that confers distinction, as preferment, honor, superiority, political power, or literary fame; desire to distinguish one's self from other people.
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A selfish or excessive desire for more than is needed or deserved, especially of money, wealth, food, or other possessions.
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A feeling of devotion or adoration toward God or a god.
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To ask for (something) in an urgent or humble manner:
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Affording advantage; favorable or beneficial.
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(Of a person) Capable of being advised or willing to be advised.
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Having the quality of desiring gratification.
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(Law) expressing a hope or intention but not creating a legally binding obligation.
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Having the power of charming or alluring by agreeable qualities; enticing.
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(Grammar) Designating a clause, a sentence, or in some languages an inflected verb form that expresses desire.
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Worth wanting or having; worthwhile, beneficial, expedient, etc.
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The definition of expedient is something that is appropriate and convenient, even if it isn't the best option.
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Not satiable; incapable of being satisfied or appeased; very greedy; as, an insatiable appetite, thirst, or desire.
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Eating food of any kind, including animals and plants.
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(Grammar) Of, relating to, or being a mood of verbs in some languages, such as Greek, used to express a wish.
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The best, most favourable or desirable, especially under some restriction.
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Of or pertaining to desire or appetite
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A natural attraction; affinity
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A hankering (to do something); mania
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The definition of concupiscence is a strong desire such as lust.
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Desiderata is defined as things which are desired.
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Something desired.
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The definition of an entreaty is an earnest request.
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Excess in eating or drinking.
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(Physiology) The electrochemical transmission of a signal along a nerve fiber that produces an excitatory or inhibitory response at a target tissue, such as a muscle or another nerve.
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The condition of being insatiable
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(Psychology) The affective and conative character of mental activity as contrasted with its cognitive aspect; the appetitive aspect of an act; desire, appetite.
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A natural or habitual tendency or inclination, esp. toward something discreditable
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A journey or effort in pursuit of a goal (often lengthy, ambitious, or fervent); a mission.
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The lowest degree of desire or volition, with no effort to act.
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(Intransitive) To look after.
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To desire strongly, so as to satisfy an appetite; to long or yearn for.
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To indulge in fantasies, as by daydreaming
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To have need of; want or lack; require
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(Archaic) To put before someone else in rank, office, etc.; promote; advance
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To satisfy (an appetite, desire, etc.) to the full; gratify completely
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Contrariety or opposition in feeling; settled aversion or dislike; repugnance; distaste.
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Alternative form of inappetence.
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An answer is defined as something that is similar or a close copy.
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The state of being opposed or hostile to another or to each other; opposition or hostility
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Extreme aversion:
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An intense dislike or loathing someone feels for something bad or nasty.
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A feeling of not liking; distaste; aversion; antipathy
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Alienation of affection; displeasure; anger.
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A person or thing hated
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Strong dislike or ill will; hate
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want, long for
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To decide or prefer
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(Archaic) To please.
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If it is your desire or pleasure; if you please. Used in polite requests:
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To feel sympathy, pity, etc. (for)
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Beyond a given boundary, limit, or goal:
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Pant is defined as to breath rapidly, to beat quickly, or to strongly want something.
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To languish; to lose flesh or wear away through distress; to droop.
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Hone is defined as to sharpen or make something more effective.
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The state or action of desiring or craving
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(Phrenology) The state or quality of being amative; propensity to love or sexual feelings.
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Libidinousness, the state of being lustful
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Either of two divisions, male and female, into which most sexually reproducing organisms are grouped. Sex is usually determined by anatomy, the makeup of the sex chromosomes, and the type and amount of hormones produced. When the sex of an organism is determined by the sex chromosomes, males and females are generally produced in equal numbers. In other organisms, such as bees and wasps, in which females develop from fertilized eggs and males develop from unfertilized eggs, distribution of the sexes is unequal.
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To give credence to; believe:
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Quality of being ravenous.
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That which fascinates; a charm; a spell.
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The quality of being prurient.
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The state of being frigid; coldness; lack of heat.
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Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.
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(Gr. Myth., person, proper) The god of love, son of Aphrodite: identified with the Roman god Cupid
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Synonym Study

  • Crave suggests a strong desire to gratify a physical appetite or an urgent need to crave affection
  • Want , specifically suggesting a longing for something lacking or needed, generally is a more informal equivalent of wish she wants, or wishes, to go with us
  • Wish is not so strong a term as desire and has special application when an unrealizable longing is meant he wished summer were here
  • Desire , generally interchangeable with the other words here in the sense of `to long for," stresses intensity or ardor to desire success
Find another word for desire. In this page you can discover 185 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for desire, like: aspiration, desire, hankering, liking, avidity, aspire, longing, yearning, wish, cupidity and craving.