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Noun
A deep longing or wish for something
“The pageant contestant responded that her greatest desire was for world peace, much to the delight of the crowd and judges.”
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Motivation or inclination
“Becoming an accountant had always been his desire since he was a young boy.”
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A strong emotional or romantic attraction
“He had a burning desire for Stacy and would spend his nights dreaming of her.”
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An intense, heated emotion
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“Your extreme desire will drive you to the brink of madness if you do not endeavor to curb it.”
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Feelings of lust
“The young man fought against his natural desire to indulge in wanton pleasures.”
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A craving for food
“I am so hungry, and I have a desire for some cheap takeout right now.”
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The state of being covetous
“His desire for wealth and power would lead him down the path of immorality.”
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(archaic) An earnest request
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“At the King's desire, the festival shall commemorate the birth of his newborn son.”
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An aim or end result that a person is trying to achieve
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A determination or effort (to do something)
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A special effort exerted towards a particular goal
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A person's tendency to like or be interested in something
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An obsessional enthusiasm or liking
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The quality or state of being prepared to do something
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The thing that one desires or ordains
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A feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else's possessions, qualities, or luck
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A particular opinion or attitude expressed
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Something striven for
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A thing that persuades or leads someone to do something
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The power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate
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A person with whom one is in love
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An image or representation of a god used as an object of worship
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The ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom
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To earnestly long for
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“I have a sugar craving and greatly desire some ice-cream right now.”
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To long for emotionally or romantically
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“Dorothy Boyd would desire Jerry Maguire from the moment he said hello.”
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To express a wish for
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“I desire to join the navy when I am old enough.”
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(archaic) To put a request to someone
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“Kindly desire the fool to leave us be, and thus bother us no more.”
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To anticipate, expect, or wait for, especially with a feeling of approval or pleasure
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To lose bodily strength or vigor
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To make an exaggerated display of affection or enthusiasm
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