Synonyms of desire in English:

desire

noun

  • 1 a desire to see the world
    wish, want, aspiration, fancy, inclination, impulse; yearning, longing, craving, hankering, hunger; eagerness, enthusiasm, determination
    informal yen, itch, jones
  • 2 his eyes glittered with desire
    lust, sexual attraction, passion, sensuality, sexuality; lasciviousness, lechery, salaciousness, libidinousness
    informal the hots, raunchiness, horniness
  • verb

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  • 1 they desired peace
    want, wish for, long for, yearn for, crave, hanker after, be desperate for, be bent on, covet, aspire to; fancy
    informal have a yen for, have a jones for, yen for, hanker after/for
  • 2 she desired him
    be attracted to, lust after, burn for, be infatuated by
    informal fancy, have the hots for, have a crush on, be mad about, be crazy about
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