Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun desire

3 senses of desire

Sense 1
desire -- (the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state)
       => 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")

Sense 2
desire -- (an inclination to want things; "a man of many desires")
       => 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")

Sense 3
desire -- (something that is desired)
       => arousal -- (a state of heightened physiological activity)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb desire

3 senses of desire

Sense 1
desire, want -- (feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room")

Sense 2
hope, trust, desire -- (expect and wish; "I trust you will behave better from now on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise")
       => wish -- (hope for; have a wish; "I wish I could go home now")

Sense 3
desire -- (express a desire for)
       => 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")

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