Desire Synonyms and Antonyms
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Synonyms for Desire
The definition of an aspiration is a desire or ambition for which someone is motivated to work very hard. (Intransitive) To hope or dream; especially to hope or work towards a profession or occupation ( followed by to as a preposition or infinitive particle).
The definition of longing is a strong desire.
Something desired or longed for:
An opinion or notion formed without much reflection; an impression.
An innate inclination; a tendency. The state or quality of being amorous.
appetition A desire, longing for, or seeking after of something.
A persistent, often melancholy desire; a longing:
Excessive desire, especially for wealth; covetousness or avarice.
A characteristic disposition or tendency to act in a certain way; a propensity:
A preconceived liking; partiality or preference ( for)
Such a persistent idea, desire, emotion, etc., esp. one that cannot be gotten rid of by reasoning
A strong habitual desire or fancy; a crotchet.
The definition of attraction is the act of enticing someone or something or a person or thing that entices.
Infatuation is defined as an often short-lived, extreme attraction to someone.
An exciting or being excited; agitation
A formal writing or document embodying such a request, addressed to a specific person or group and often signed by a number of petitioners
To satisfy (an appetite, for example) fully.
To covet is defined as to strongly want something that someone else has.
To ask or seek earnestly or pleadingly; appeal to or for
Indulge is defined as to give into a desire.
Relish is a pickled mixture made of different vegetables or the enjoyment of something. The act of one who pines.
Urge is the act of force or pushing along or a desire for something.
The quality of excessive sexual passion in a male
A feeling of excessive concern.
An irritating sensation on the skin that makes one want to scratch the affected part
To feel deep pity, sympathy, or tenderness:
To be inclined or desirous; wish:
Motive is defined as a reason for doing something.
Strong and fixed purpose; determination
Intensity of emotion, especially strong desire, enthusiasm, or devotion.
Wild or frantic outburst of feeling or action
(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.
An instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink.
A strong desire or craving:
Any strong desire; craving
The act of one who grasps or covets.
Intent concentration on or exaggerated enthusiasm for a single subject or idea.
An ability to tolerate or endure something
A coin or note worth one yen.
Intense eagerness or enthusiasm:
Great warmth and intensity of emotion.
The psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives.
A pathological condition characterized by persistent erection of the penis, esp. without sexual excitement The state or characteristic of being salacious.
Abnormally strong sexual desire
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.
An uninspired routine or pattern of behavior that one continues unthinkingly or because change is difficult.
ache-for To desire, or want something, or someone, very much.
have-the-hots-for (Idiomatic) To be attracted (sexually or romantically) to (someone).
Affording advantage; favorable or beneficial.
(Law) expressing a hope or intention but not creating a legally binding obligation.
(Grammar) Designating a clause, a sentence, or in some languages an inflected verb form that expresses desire.
Worth wanting or having; worthwhile, beneficial, expedient, etc.
The definition of expedient is something that is appropriate and convenient, even if it isn't the best option.
Eating food of any kind, including animals and plants.
(Grammar) Of, relating to, or being a mood of verbs in some languages, such as Greek, used to express a wish.
A natural attraction; affinity
A hankering (to do something); mania
The definition of concupiscence is a strong desire such as lust.
Desiderata is defined as things which are desired.
The definition of an entreaty is an earnest request.
Excess in eating or drinking.
(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.
A natural or habitual tendency or inclination, esp. toward something discreditable
(Intransitive) To look after. To desire strongly, so as to satisfy an appetite; to long or yearn for.
To indulge in fantasies, as by daydreaming
To have need of; want or lack; require
(Archaic) To put before someone else in rank, office, etc.; promote; advance
To satisfy (an appetite, desire, etc.) to the full; gratify completely
If it is your desire or pleasure; if you please. Used in polite requests:
To feel sympathy, pity, etc. ( for)
Beyond a given boundary, limit, or goal:
Pant is defined as to breath rapidly, to beat quickly, or to strongly want something. To languish; to lose flesh or wear away through distress; to droop.
Hone is defined as to sharpen or make something more effective. (Phrenology) The state or quality of being amative; propensity to love or sexual feelings.
To give credence to; believe:
That which fascinates; a charm; a spell. (Uncountable) An attribute of a spice that causes a burning sensation in the mouth.
Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.
(Gr. Myth., person, proper) The god of love, son of Aphrodite: identified with the Roman god Cupid
Antonyms for Desire
Lack of emotion or feeling; impassiveness.
Something given in reply.
A feeling of not liking; distaste; aversion; antipathy
Lack of importance, meaning, or worth
An intense or definite dislike; antipathy; repugnance
The act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite or desire, especially for alcoholic drink or sexual intercourse.
An answer is defined as something that is similar or a close copy.
The state of being opposed or hostile to another or to each other; opposition or hostility
Alienation of affection; displeasure; anger.
Strong dislike or ill will; hate
Words Related to Desire
To wish or long for; want:
(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. A selfish or excessive desire for more than is needed or deserved, especially of money, wealth, food, or other possessions.
A feeling of devotion or adoration toward God or a god.
To ask for (something) in an urgent or humble manner:
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. Synonym Study
suggests a strong desire to gratify a physical appetite or an urgent need to crave affection
, specifically suggesting a longing for something lacking or needed, generally is a more informal equivalent of
she wants, or wishes, to go with us
is not so strong a term as
and has special application when an unrealizable longing is meant he wished summer were here
, generally interchangeable with the other words here in the sense of `to long for," stresses intensity or ardor to desire success
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