Appearance
Use device theme  
Dark theme
Light theme

What is the opposite of desire?

Need antonyms for desire? Here's a list of opposite words from our thesaurus that you can use instead.

Noun
Opposite of a deep longing or wish for something
“The crowd and judges were shocked when the pageant contestant expressed disgust for world peace.”
Noun
Opposite of motivation or inclination
“He had a strong disinterest in becoming an accountant despite the encouragement of his parents to do so.”
Noun
Opposite of an intense, heated emotion
“You must be in a state of calmness to restore balance to your state of mind.”
Noun
Opposite of feelings of lust
“The abbot found that abstinence would surprisingly lead to a newfound purity of body and spirit.”
Noun
Opposite of a craving for food
“I have had my fill of cheap takeout and am no longer hungry.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of being covetous
“His generosity with his wealth made him a popular figure within the community.”
Noun
(archaic) Opposite of a request made in an earnest manner
“As a response to the King's desire, the festival shall commemorate the birth of his newborn son.”
Noun
Opposite of enthusiasm to do or to have something
Noun
Opposite of an aim or end result that a person is trying to achieve
“I reflected on the pointlessness of working in the job that I do, and I realized that I was completely and utterly unfulfilled.”
Noun
Opposite of lustful desire or appetite
Noun
Opposite of an ambition or hope
“Demoralising idleness and the humiliation of charity or relief work left the unemployed dispirited, apathetic, or divided.”
Noun
Opposite of intention or purpose
more ❯
Noun
(mass noun) Opposite of a goal or set of goals planned ahead of time
“Igor had a sudden compulsion to go bungee jumping.”
Noun
Opposite of that which is intended, such as an aim or a goal
“Even implied destiny is constantly thwarted, as the accidentalness of life continually interrupts the possibility of a shared and meaningful future.”
Noun
Opposite of a deliberate or fixed desire or intention
“The negative babysitting experience left him with a sense of desirelessness for parenthood.”
Noun
Opposite of an impulse or desire, especially one of a whimsical kind
Noun
Opposite of denotes one's preference or right to choose
“You have an obligation to tell the truth.”
Noun
Opposite of a pressing requirement
“There will be a nonnecessity for waiters as the eatery looks to implement a self-service system.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of entreating or beseeching
Verb
Opposite of to earnestly long for
“I am currently on a sugar-free diet and will shun ice-cream right now.”
Verb
Opposite of to long for emotionally or romantically
“Brett drank too much beer, and Christine would despise him from the moment he said hello.”
Verb
(archaic) Opposite of to put a request to someone
“Kindly answer to the King that his desire for me to leave shall not be countenanced.”
Verb
Opposite of to have intentions for a given outcome
“It would chance that Cersei and Jaime would have children, though it may not necessarily have been their intention to do so.”
Verb
Opposite of to have an intention to do something
“Do not ignore your duties again or you will be severely reprimanded.”
Verb
Opposite of to find physically alluring
“I'm attracted to her good looks, but her bad habits really disgust me.”
Verb
Opposite of to anticipate, expect, or wait for, especially with a feeling of approval or pleasure
“I always dread working with my grumpy manager.”
Verb
Opposite of to politely or formally ask for
“Please reply to our messages as soon as possible.”
Verb
Opposite of to require a tangible object or objects
“I already have some cutlery to eat my dinner with.”
Find more words!
Use * for blank tiles (max 2) Advanced Search Advanced Search
Use * for blank spaces Advanced Search
Advanced Word Finder

See Also

Nearby Words
6-letter Words Starting With
Find Antonyms
go
Word Tools Finders & Helpers Other Languages More Synonyms
Copyright WordHippo © 2021