3. Prospective Affections


[Antonyms: indifference; dislike.]

[Nouns] desire, wish, fancy, fantasy; want, need, exigency.

mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, penchant, predilection; propensity [more]; willingness [more]; liking, love, fondness, relish.

longing, hankering, inkling; solicitude, anxiety; yearning, coveting; aspiration, ambition, vaulting ambition; eagerness, zeal, ardor, empressement, breathless impatience, overanxiety; impetuosity, [more].

appetite, appetition, appetence, appetency; sharp appetite, keenness, hunger, stomach, twist; thirst, thirstiness; drouth, mouthwatering; itch, itching; prurience, cacoethes, cupidity, lust, concupiscence.

edge of appetite, edge of hunger; torment of Tantalus; sweet tooth, lickerish tooth; itching palm; longing eye, wistful eye, sheep's eye.

avidity; greed, greediness; covetousness, ravenousness; grasping, craving, canine appetite, rapacity; voracity (gluttony) [more].

passion, rage, furore, mania, manie; inextinguishable desire; dipsomania, kleptomania.

[Person desiring] lover, amateur, votary, devotee, aspirant, solicitant, candidate; cormorant [more].

[Object of desire] desideratum; want (requirement) [more]; "a consummation devoutly to be wished"; attraction, magnet, allurement, fancy, temptation, seduction, fascination, prestige, height of one's ambition, idol; whim, whimsey; maggot; hobby, hobby-horse.

Fortunatus's cap; wishing cap, wishing stone, wishing well.

care for, affect, like, list; take to, cling to, take a fancy to; fancy; prefer (choose) [more].

have an eye, have a mind to; find it in one's heart (be willing) [more]; have a fancy for, set one's eyes upon; cast a sheep's eye upon, look sweet upon; take into one's head, have at heart, be bent upon; set one's cap at, set one's heart upon, set one's mind upon; covet.

want, miss, need, feel the want of, would fain have, would fain do; would be glad of.

[Verbs] desire; wish, wish for; be desirous have a longing; hope [more].

be hungry; have a good appetite, play a good knife and fork; hunger after, thirst after, crave after, lust after, itch after, hanker after, run mad after; raven for, die for; burn to.

desiderate; sigh for, cry for, gape for, gasp for, pine for, pant for, languish for, yearn for, long, be on thorns for, hope for; aspire after; catch at, grasp at, jump at.

woo, court, solicit; fish for, spell for, whistle for, put up for; ogle.

cause desire, create desire, raise desire, excite desire, provoke desire; whet the appetite; appetize, titillate, allure, attract, take one's fancy, tempt; hold out temptation, hold out allurement; tantalize, make one's mouth water, faire venir l'eau a la. bouche.

gratify desire (give pleasure) [more].

[Adjectives] desirous; desiring; inclined (willing) [more]; partial to; fain, wishful, optative; anxious, wistful, curious; at a loss for, sedulous, solicitous. craving, hungry, sharpset, peckish, ravening, with an empty stomach, esurient, lickerish, thirsty, athirst, parched with thirst, pinched with hunger, famished, dry, drouthy; hungry as a hunter, hungry as a hawk, hungry as a horse, hungry as a church mouse.

greedy, greedy as a hog; overeager, voracious; ravenous, ravenous as a wolf; openmouthed, covetous, rapacious, grasping, extortionate, exacting, sordid, alieni appetens; insatiable, insatiate; unquenchable, quenchless; omnivorous.

unsatisfied, unsated, unslaked.

eager, avid, keen; burning, fervent, ardent; agog; all agog; breathless; impatient (impetuous) [more]; bent on, intent on, set on, bent upon, intent upon, set upon; mad after, enrage, rabid, dying for, devoured by desire.

aspiring, ambitious, vaulting, skyaspiring, high-reaching.

desirable; desired; in demand; pleasing (giving pleasure) [more]; appetizing, appetible; tantalizing.

[Adverbs] wistfully; fain.

[Interjections] would that, would that it were! O for! esto perpetual

[Phrases] the wish being father to the thought; sua cuique voluptas; hoc erat in votis, the mouth watering, the fingers itching; aut Caesar aut nullus.

"Cassius has a lean and hungry look" [Jul. Caesarl; "hungry as the grave" [Thomson]; "I was born to other things" [Tennyson]; �not what we wish but what we want" [Merrick]; "such joy ambition finds" [P. L.]; "the sea hath bounds but deep desire hath none� [Venus and Adonis]; ubi mel ibi apes.

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