longing+desire

  • 1 desire — vb Desire, wish, want, crave, covet mean having a longing for something. Desire, wish, and want are often used with identical intent though in such situations (usually everyday ones) that the degree of intensity of longing or need is not at issue …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Desire (emotion) — Desire is a sense of longing for a person or object or hoping for an outcome. Desire is the fire that sets action aflame. The same sense is expressed by emotions such as craving or hankering . When a person desires something or someone, their… …

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  • 3 Desire — De*sire , n. [F. d[ e]sir, fr. d[ e]sirer. See {Desire}, v. t.] 1. 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 desire — [di zīr′] vt. desired, desiring [ME desiren < OFr desirer < L desiderare, orig., prob., to await from the stars < de , from + sidus, star: see SIDEREAL] 1. to wish or long for; crave; covet 2. to ask for; request 3. to want sexually vi.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Desire — may refer to: Contents 1 Concepts 2 Music 2.1 Albums 2.2 …

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  • 6 longing — index desire, eager, jealous, predisposition, will (desire) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 longing — ► NOUN ▪ a yearning desire. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or showing a yearning desire. DERIVATIVES longingly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 longing — (n.) “yearning, desire,” O.E. langung longing, weariness, sadness, dejection, from LONG (Cf. long) (v.). Related: Longingly …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 longing — [adj] desirous anxious, ardent, avid, craving, eager, hungry, languishing, pining, ravenous, wishful, wistful, yearning; concept 403 Ant. despising, hating, loathing  longing [n] strong desire ambition, aspiration, coveting, craving, fire in the… …

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  • 11 desire — de·sire vt de·sired, de·sir·ing: to wish for earnestly see also precatory ◇ Courts have variously interpreted desire in wills to indicate either a direction of the testator that must be followed or merely an expression of what the testator hoped… …

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  • 12 Longing — Long ing, n. An eager desire; a craving; a morbid appetite; an earnest wish; an aspiration. [1913 Webster] Put on my crown; I have immortal longings in me. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 longing — [lôŋ′iŋ] n. [see LONG2] strong desire; yearning adj. feeling or showing a yearning longingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 14 Desire — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Desire >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 desire desire wish fancy fantasy Sgm: N 1 want want need exigency GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 mind mind inclination leaning …

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  • 15 desire — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Craving Nouns 1. desire, wish, fancy, fantasy; want, need (see necessity). 2. desirability, appeal, magnetism, attraction. 3. inclination, mind, devices, animus, partiality, penchant, predilection;… …

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  • 16 desire — desiredly /di zuyeurd lee, zuy rid /, adv. desiredness, n. desireless, adj. desirer, n. desiringly, adv. /di zuyeur /, v., desired, desiring, n. v.t. 1. to wish or long for; crave; want. 2. to express a wish to obtain; ask for; request: The mayor …

    Universalium

  • 17 desire — de•sire [[t]dɪˈzaɪər[/t]] v. sired, sir•ing, n. 1) to wish or long for; crave; want 2) to ask for; solicit; request: The mayor desires your presence at the meeting[/ex] 3) a longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction; hunger 4) …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 desire — I. verb (desired; desiring) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French desirer, from Latin desiderare, from de + sider , sidus heavenly body Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to long or hope for ; exhibit or feel desire for < desire succe …

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  • 19 deSire — (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The wish to enjoy] Syn. aspiration, longing, yearning, craving, wish, want, motive, will, urge, eagerness, ardor, solicitude, propensity, predilection, fancy, greed, avidity, Cupidity, covetousness, obsession, frenzy, craze,… …

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  • 20 longing — longingly, adv. longingness, n. /lawng ing, long /, n. 1. strong, persistent desire or craving, esp. for something unattainable or distant: filled with longing for home. 2. an instance of this: a sudden longing to see old friends. adj. 3. having… …

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