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1. desire

noun. ['dɪˈzaɪɝ'] the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state.

Synonyms

  • dream
  • feeling
  • whim
  • physical attraction
  • eros
  • concupiscence
  • caprice
  • longing
  • wishing
  • hungriness
  • yearning
  • bloodlust
  • temptation
  • urge
  • want
  • craving
  • impulse
  • itch
  • wish
  • aspiration
  • ambition

Antonyms

  • injudiciousness
  • man
  • mind
  • attend to

Etymology

  • desiren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • desirrer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Desire

  • transpire
  • yzaguirre
  • mcbryar
  • dubilier
  • conspire
  • supplier
  • require
  • misfire
  • mctier
  • enquire
  • doubtfire
  • ceasefire
  • cease-fire
  • squier
  • rewire
  • retire
  • odwyer
  • mcguyer
  • entire
  • acquire
  • trier
  • swier
  • styer
  • stier
  • steier
  • spier
  • speier
  • schwier
  • schryer
  • schrier

How do you pronounce desire?

Pronounce desire as dɪˈzaɪər.

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Sentences with desire


1. Verb, base form
* The need or desire to complete a heavy assignment in order to learn and develop skills.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Click on the registration number if you desire more information on the dog.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Note that the direct step has to be more than just a desire to commit the crime.

Quotes about desire


1. The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.
- Robert Kiyosaki

2. Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

3. The starting point of all achievement is desire.
- Napoleon Hill

2. desire

verb. ['dɪˈzaɪɝ'] feel or have a desire for; want strongly.

Synonyms

  • care
  • miss
  • yearn
  • hope
  • like
  • seek
  • long
  • take to
  • fancy
  • lech after
  • crave
  • go for
  • wish well
  • spoil
  • begrudge
  • feel like
  • want
  • hunger
  • envy
  • lust after
  • hanker
  • itch
  • wish
  • thirst
  • lust
  • ambition

Antonyms

  • overshoot
  • undershoot
  • hit
  • success

Etymology

  • desiren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • desirrer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. desire

noun. ['dɪˈzaɪɝ'] an inclination to want things.

Synonyms

  • tendency
  • thirstiness
  • hungriness
  • greed
  • inclination
  • hunger

Antonyms

  • be full
  • be well
  • feed
  • disorganise

Etymology

  • desiren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • desirrer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. desire

verb. ['dɪˈzaɪɝ'] expect and wish.

Synonyms

  • trust
  • wish

Antonyms

  • unlike
  • unalike
  • dissimilitude

Etymology

  • desiren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • desirrer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. desire

verb. ['dɪˈzaɪɝ'] express a desire for.

Synonyms

  • bespeak
  • quest
  • request

Antonyms

  • hopelessness
  • pessimism
  • dislike
  • disapprove

Etymology

  • desiren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • desirrer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. desire

noun. ['dɪˈzaɪɝ'] something that is desired.

Synonyms

  • rage
  • materialism
  • arousal
  • passion

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • attend
  • have
  • include

Etymology

  • desiren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • desirrer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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