[d_ɪ_z_ˈaɪə], [dɪzˈa͡ɪ͡ə], [dɪzˈa‍ɪ‍ə]

Definitions of desire:

  1.   Excessive or morbid longing; lust; appetite.
  2.   An object desired.
  3.   an inclination to want things; " a man of many desires"
  4.   To miss; to regret.
  5.   express a desire for
  6.   To wish for; request.
  7.   To long for; to wish for earnestly; to covet.
  8.   To long for the possession of: to wish for: to request, ask: ( B.) to regret.
  9.   feel or have a desire for; want strongly; " I want to go home now"; " I want my own room"
  10.   To require; to demand; to claim.
  11.   The natural longing that is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of any good, and impels to action or effort its continuance or possession; an eager wish to obtain or enjoy.
  12.   Anything which is desired; an object of longing.
  13.   An affection of the mind, directed to the obtaining or enjoying of an object; a prayer or request to obtain; the object of desire; love or lust.
  14.   Wish; longing; request.
  15.   To wish for; covet; crave; request.
  16.   expect and wish; " I trust you will behave better from now on"; " I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
  17.   An earnest longing for: eagerness to obtain: a prayer or request: the object desired: lust.
  18.   An expressed wish; a request; petition.
  19.   An earnest wishing for something; longing; craving; appetite; passion.
  20.   To long for the possession or enjoyment of anything; to express a wish to obtain; to long for.
  21.   A longing for the possession of some object; an earnest wish; the object longed for.
  22.   the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
  23.   A request; wish; prayer.
  24.   Desirability, desirableness.
  25.   expect with desire; " I trust you will behave better from now on"; " I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
  26.   something that is desired
  27.   To express a wish for; to entreat; to request.
  28.   To wish for; to ask; to entreat; to request.
  29.   To wish earnestly for; crave; to express a wish for; ask.
  30.   Grief; regret.
  31.   A wish to obtain; some degree of eagerness to gain and possess; a coveting for some object of pleasure or delight; request; prayer; that which is desired.

Antonyms for desire:

aversion, execrate, villainy, detest, hostility, evil, disregard, opposition, nonchalance, casualness, distaste, abhorrence, Averseness, chastity, disinterestedness, antagonism, Incuriosity, crime, hate, Disliking, hatred, dislike, uncongeniality, annoyance, despise, disfavor, indifference, Incuriousness, abhor, abomination, wickedness, curse, nuisance, complacence, disinclination, abominate, iniquity, repulsion, nausea, shun, nauseate, repugnance, loathing, horror, loathe, insouciance, torpor, frigidity, abuse, scorn, abstinence, antipathy, detestation, Disrelish, disgust, offense, execration, unconcern, apathy, allergy, celibacy, plague, revulsion, Frigidness.

Quotes for desire:

  1. Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire and to know what he ought to do. – Thomas Aquinas
  2. Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality. – Richard Courant
  3. I didn't get into making music for the fame aspect. There are people who do desire that. – Sheryl Crow
  4. I suppose I have had more advantages and privileges than most of you, who are slaves have ever known, and I believe more than many white people have enjoyed, for which I desire to bless God, and pray that he may bless those who have given them to me. – Jupiter Hammon
  5. I desire an special interest in your prayers that my faith fail not in the day of adversity. – John Hawley
  6. Animation is the only thing I ever wanted to do in my whole life. I have no desire for live -action or anything else. – John Lasseter
  7. A free and prosperous Iraq will be a major blow to the terrorists and their desire to establish a safe haven in Iraq where they can plan and plot attacks. – Scott McClellan
  8. In any art movement, the art has to move into a new phase- a filmmaker has a desire to make a film that is not like a previous film. – Norman McLaren
  9. When someone has the desire to go to school and has the ability but can't get into our schools, that's wrong. Education drives the economy and the quality of life. – Jack Miller
  10. Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall. – Salman Rushdie
  11. The desire to see Okinawa returned to Japan developed into a broad national consensus among our people. – Eisaku Sato
  12. Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete. – Bill Shoemaker
  13. The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire – Brian Tracy
  14. My desire is to walk with God every day. – Janine Turner
  15. And I found out, the other part of it is that I found out and in my desire to life successfully, that baseball fit very well into my life. It's been a great teacher, trainer, mentor and you'll see what I mean in the next few minutes that I have to speak. – Dave Winfield

Usage examples for desire:

  1. Does Madame de Vassart desire us to stay? ” – The Maids of Paradise by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  2. “ No, it would be quite impossible for either of us to desire what the other did not. ” – The Master-Knot of Human Fate by Ellis Meredith
  3. Do you desire death? ” – The Ball and The Cross by G.K. Chesterton
  4. He had a strong desire to see France. ” – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  5. And Desire was happy for was not this her work at last? ” – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  6. Now I desire even more to learn about it. ” – Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion by G. A. Henty
  7. “ I shall have my heart's desire – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  8. She was a woman,- his to desire to have! ” – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  9. “ I desire you to tell me. ” – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  10. “ " I do not find myself of as much use as I desire to be. ” – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
  11. “ She'll fire you with a desire to do something. ” – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith
  12. “ " I desire that you say no word about anything that you may see me doing. ” – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  13. Experience brings the desire for the hand line. ” – Old Plymouth Trails by Winthrop Packard
  14. Say that I desire to see him. ” – If by Lord Dunsany [Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron]
  15. That is all I desire – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  16. That 's all I desire to remark. ” – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  17. “ " If Andrew ever wishes to have his say in business matters, I should have neither the desire nor the authority to object," Leonard said. ” – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  18. They had no need nor desire for other people. ” – Carolyn of the Corners by Ruth Belmore Endicott
  19. Then she continued her note: I merely desire to run away. ” – Quick Action by Robert W. Chambers
  20. He had no desire for another such experience. ” – The Second String by Nat Gould

Rhymes for desire:

Idioms for desire:

  • sb's heart's desire
  • your heart's desire