(noun, verb)


1. the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state

Definition categories: feeling

2. an inclination to want things

- a man of many desires

Definition categories: attribute, inclination, tendency

3. something that is desired

Definition categories: state, arousal

Sentences with desire as a noun:

- It is my desire to speak with you.

- You’re my heart’s desire.

- His desire for her kept him awake at night.

- Too much desire can seriously affect one’s judgment.


1. feel or have a desire for; want strongly

Similar word(s): want

Definition categories: emotion

2. expect and wish

Similar word(s): hope, trust

Definition categories: emotion, wish

3. express a desire for

Definition categories: emotion, bespeak, quest, request

Sentences with desire as a verb:

- I desire to speak with you.

- She has desired him since they first met.