Definition of 'desire'

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Example sentences containing 'desire'

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Tell him you feel used rather than loved and desired for yourself. The Sun (2017)It is also what the people desire. The Sun (2016)Families expressed an increased desire to save but savings rarely increased. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You can understand his desire to get away. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Facing death has given me an overwhelming desire to do something with more purpose and depth than my previous career. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His desire to enjoy life while he is still able suggests that rental property may be the wrong investment for him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Those whom you love may see your desire to escape as an affront, a rejection. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The new President is a big fan of our buccaneering desire to go it alone. The Sun (2017)Somehow, in such situations, we are overwhelmed by a desire to help. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your marriage is at risk if you neglect making each other feel loved and desired. The Sun (2015)To combine the intellectual challenge with my desire to help people in times of crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The strong desire people have to remain consistent with their public pronouncements. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You need that burning desire to want to play in front of more and more people. The Sun (2015)The desire to seem a little more impressive than you actually are is only natural. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They need to find the desire right from the off next year. The Sun (2015)Your desire in life is power and prestige. The Sun (2014)We showed the desire to get a result is huge. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You may desire her but your manner speaks little of it. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss THE WOLF AND THE DOVEThe threat did not have its desired effect. Benjamin Woolley THE HERBALIST: Nicholas Culpeper Rebel Physician (2004)Where was the desire to come forward and get the job done? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Their pleasures derive from fulfilling internal wishes and desires and they find solitude easy to bear. Knowles, Jane Know Your Own Mind (1991)Walk around the street while imagining the person you desire to be humbled. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Your psychic sector is switched on so you are tuned in to feelings and desires. The Sun (2011)He wants to work with players again and he has all that experience to go with the desire. The Sun (2007)


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Translations for 'desire'

British English: desire /dɪˈzaɪə/ NOUN
A desire is a strong wish to do or have something.
I had a strong desire to help and care for people.
  • American English: desire
  • Arabic: رَغْبَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: desejo
  • Chinese: 愿望
  • Croatian: želja
  • Czech: touha
  • Danish: begær
  • Dutch: verlangen
  • European Spanish: deseo sexual
  • Finnish: halu
  • French: désir
  • German: Verlangen
  • Greek: πόθος
  • Italian: desiderio
  • Japanese: 希望
  • Korean: 욕구
  • Norwegian: ønske
  • Polish: życzenie pragnienie
  • European Portuguese: desejo
  • Romanian: dorință
  • Russian: желание
  • Latin American Spanish: deseo
  • Swedish: åtrå
  • Thai: ความปรารถนา
  • Turkish: arzu
  • Ukrainian: бажання
  • Vietnamese: sự mong muốn
British English: desire /dɪˈzaɪə/ VERB
If you desire something, you want it.
She had remarried and desired a child with her new husband.
  • American English: desire
  • Arabic: يَرْغَبُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: desejar
  • Chinese: 渴望
  • Croatian: željeti
  • Czech: toužit
  • Danish: begære
  • Dutch: verlangen
  • European Spanish: desear sexualmente
  • Finnish: haluta
  • French: désirer
  • German: haben wollen
  • Greek: ποθώ
  • Italian: desiderare
  • Japanese: 希望する
  • Korean: 바라다
  • Norwegian: ønske
  • Polish: zażyczyć sobie
  • European Portuguese: desejar
  • Romanian: a dori
  • Russian: желать
  • Latin American Spanish: desear
  • Swedish: önska (sig)
  • Thai: ปรารถนา
  • Turkish: arzu etmek
  • Ukrainian: бажати
  • Vietnamese: mong muốn


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