Synonyms of desire in English:



  • 1 I had a desire to see the world
    wish, want; fancy, inclination, aspiration, impulse, preference; yearning, longing, craving, hankering, pining, ache, hunger, thirst, itch, burning, need; eagerness, enthusiasm, determination; predilection, proclivity, predisposition
    informal yen
  • 2 he gazed at her, his eyes glittering with desire
    lust, lustfulness, sexual appetite, sexual attraction, passion, carnal passion, libido, sensuality, sexuality; lasciviousness, lechery, lecherousness, salaciousness, libidinousness, lewdness, licentiousness, prurience, wantonness, carnality
    informal the hots, raunchiness, horniness
    British informal randiness
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  • 1 they earnestly desired peace
    wish for, want, long for, yearn for, crave, set one's heart on, hanker after/for, pine for/after, thirst for, itch for, be desperate for, be bent on, have a need for, covet, aspire to; have a fancy for, fancy, feel like, feel in need of
    informal have a yen for, yen for, be dying for
  • 2 she knew he wanted her as much as she desired him
    be attracted to, lust after, burn for, be captivated by, be infatuated by
    informal fancy, lech after/over, have the hots for, have a crush on, be wild/mad about, go for
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    Word of the day ween
    Pronunciation: wiːn
    be of the opinion; think or suppose