- desire [n1] want, longing admiration, ambition, appetite, ardor, aspiration, attraction, avidity, concupiscence, covetousness, craving, craze, cupidity, devotion, doting, eagerness, fancy, fascination, fervor, fondness, frenzy, greed, hankering*, hunger, inclination, infatuation, itch*, lasciviousness, lechery, libido, liking, love, lust, mania, motive, need, passion, predilection, proclivity, propensity, rapaciousness, rapture, ravenousness, relish, salacity, solicitude, thirst, urge, voracity, will, wish, yearning; concepts 20,709 —Ant. aversion, disgust, dislike, distaste, hate, hatred, repulsion desire [n2] request appeal, entreaty, hope, importunity, petition, solicitation, supplication, want, wish; concept 662 —Ant. answer, antagonism, reply desire [v1] want, long for aim, aspire to, be smitten, be turned on by*, choose, cotton to, covet, crave, desiderate, die over*, enjoy, fall for*, fancy, give eyeteeth for*, go for*, hanker after*, have eyes for*, have the hots for*, hunger for, like, lust after, make advances to, partial to, pine, set heart on*, spoil for, sweet on*, take a liking to*, take a shine to*, take to*, thirst, wish for, yearn for; concept 20 —Ant. not want desire [v2] ask, request beg, bespeak, entreat, importune, petition, seek, solicit; concept 48 —Ant. answer
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