desire desire  /dɪ ˈzaɪ ər/


  1. (n) the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
  2. (n) an inclination to want things
  3. (n) something that is desired
  4. (v) feel or have a desire for; want strongly
  5. (v) expect and wish
  6. (v) express a desire for


Derived Word(s)


  1. A desire discrepancy, or a desire gap, is the most common problem brought to sex therapists.
  2. Most speculation is motivated by the desire for profit.
  3. Aristotle says there is no action without desire, for it is desire that causes us to act.


  1. Phillies Have "No Desire" To Trade Top Pitchers

    The Phillies have struggled to stay competitive this season and have been rumored to be a trade deadline seller for weeks, but GM Ruben Amaro Jr. doesn't plan on moving his most valuable pitching assets. Amaro told reporters (including ESPN's Jayson Stark) on Friday that he has "no desire to trade those guys. At all," referring to Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon. "My job is to try ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: MLB Trade Rumors

  2. Men's desire for progeny a factor in menopause? Maybe, maybe not

    HAMILTON, Ontario, June 14 (UPI) -- Man's desire for younger women may be a factor in women's reproductive development, a/k/a menopause, researchers at McMaster University in Ontario said.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Desire in cleats

    Desire in cleats ReMax fielder Derek Hill, left, appears to retire a Masonic Lodge Warrior baserunner during Bartlesville Area Amateur Baseball 14-and-under league action last week. Tonight, the BAAB will begin its last scheduled week of the regular season. The league championship tourney is scheduled for next week. Tonight’s action begins at 6 p.m., with Oilfield Pipe taking on ReMax and league ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise


  1. "I understand Israel's desire to protect itself and that the situation now taking place in Gaza was caused by Hamas," Bush said.
    on Jan 5, 2009 By: President Bush Source: AFP

  2. "For those who doubt the president's desire and commitment to succeed in Afghanistan, his nomination of General Petraeus to run this war should cause them to think twice," said Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: John McCain Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. "The United States has refrained from commenting on the election in Iran. We obviously hope that the outcome reflects the genuine will and desire of the Iranian people," said Clinton, on a short visit to Canada.
    on Jun 13, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Reuters India

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