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")

Antonyms of adj desired

2 senses of desired

Sense 1
coveted, desired, in demand (predicate), sought after -- (greatly desired)

INDIRECT (VIA desirable) -> undesirable, unwanted -- (not wanted; "undesirable impurities in steel"; "legislation excluding undesirable aliens";"removed the unwanted vegetation")

Sense 2
craved, desired -- (wanted intensely; "the child could no longer resist taking one of the craved cookies"; "it produced the desired effect")

INDIRECT (VIA wanted) -> unwanted -- (not wanted; not needed; "tried to give away unwanted kittens")

Similarity of adj desired

2 senses of desired

Sense 1
coveted, desired, in demand (predicate), sought after -- (greatly desired)
       => desirable (vs. undesirable) -- (worth having or seeking or achieving; "a desirable job"; "computer with many desirable features"; "a desirable outcome")

Sense 2
craved, desired -- (wanted intensely; "the child could no longer resist taking one of the craved cookies"; "it produced the desired effect")
       => wanted (vs. unwanted) -- (desired or wished for or sought; "couldn't keep her eyes off the wanted toy"; "a wanted criminal"; "a wanted poster")

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