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See definition of desires on Dictionary.com
  • nounwant, longing
  • nounrequest
  • verbwant, long for
  • verbask, request

synonyms for desires

  • ambition
  • appetite
  • aspiration
  • craving
  • devotion
  • eagerness
  • fascination
  • greed
  • hunger
  • inclination
  • love
  • lust
  • motive
  • need
  • passion
  • thirst
  • will
  • wish
  • yearning
  • admiration
  • ardor
  • attraction
  • avidity
  • concupiscence
  • covetousness
  • craze
  • cupidity
  • doting
  • fancy
  • fervor
  • fondness
  • frenzy
  • hankering
  • infatuation
  • itch
  • lasciviousness
  • lechery
  • libido
  • liking
  • mania
  • predilection
  • proclivity
  • propensity
  • rapaciousness
  • rapture
  • ravenousness
  • relish
  • salacity
  • solicitude
  • urge
  • voracity
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antonyms for desires

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  • apathy
  • disgust
  • disinterest
  • dislike
  • distaste
  • hate
  • hatred
  • indifference
  • satisfaction
  • antipathy
  • coolness
  • disinclination
  • loathing
  • peacefulness
  • answer
  • antagonism
  • aversion
  • reply
  • repulsion
  • answer
  • despise
  • abjure
  • hate
  • dislike
  • answer
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How to use desires in a sentence

I, therefore, deliver it as a maxim, that whoever desires the character of a proud man ought to conceal his vanity.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
Sympathising with its desires, Benjy changed his posture, and managed just to touch the nose of his enemy.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
I want it to be great, free, and happy, and to shape its own destinies according to its desires and aspirations.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
In many cases an agency is created for an indefinite period, and in these either party can terminate it whenever he desires.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
Human desires would eat up the result of ten times the work we now accomplish.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
New and feverish desires for luxuries replace each older want as satisfied.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
The Dictionary we have compiled will tell the amateur what names will most probably supply the qualities he desires.
VIOLINS AND VIOLIN MAKERSJOSEPH PEARCE
Now she must centre her desires, her hopes, her intentions elsewhere, if she centred them anywhere.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
For this Double, or astral body as you call it, is really the seat of the passions, emotions and desires in the psychical economy.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Could all these people read her mind and follow the track of her distastes and desires, even the dragomans and the donkey-boys?
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
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