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Synonyms of desire in English:


  • 1 I had a desire to see the world
    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;
    informal the hots, raunchiness, horniness
    British informal randiness
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  • 1 they earnestly desired peace
    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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