Synonyms for desire

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : dih-zahyuhr
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈzaɪər

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Définition of desire

Origin :
  • early 13c., from Old French desirrer (12c.) "wish, desire, long for," from Latin desiderare "long for, wish for; demand, expect," original sense perhaps "await what the stars will bring," from the phrase de sidere "from the stars," from sidus (genitive sideris) "heavenly body, star, constellation" (but see consider). Related: Desired; desiring.
  • noun want, longing
  • noun request
  • verb want, long for
  • verb ask, request
Example sentences :
  • I can show it to you, if you desire it, in my father's handwriting.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • All have done their duty well, and to them also I desire to render my thanks.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • We are aided by all who desire self-government and a voice in deciding their own affairs.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • I will go out of my way to caress one who shows any desire to be friendly.
  • Extract from : « Ballads of a Bohemian » by Robert W. Service
  • The desire of man's heart does for him whatever I seem to do.
  • Extract from : « The Intelligence Office (From "Mosses From An Old Manse") » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • I haven't the least desire to sit alone and moon and meditate.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • George replied, "Yes, I remember it; and it is still my desire to follow it."
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • We are always disbelieving in him because things do not go as we intend and desire them to go.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Nothing seemed left them—not even the desire of deliverance.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Her tone was dominated by the desire to be calm, and get at his real feeling.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald

Antonyms for desire

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