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desire

  

      vb   tr  
1    to wish or long for; crave; want  
2    to express a wish or make a request for; ask for  
      n  
3    a wish or longing; craving  
4    an expressed wish; request  
5    sexual appetite; lust  
6    a person or thing that is desired  
   Related adj       orectic  
     (C13: from Old French desirer, from Latin desiderare to desire earnestly; see desiderate)  
  desirer      n  
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desire

  

      vb  
1    aspire to, covet, crave, desiderate, fancy, hanker after, hope for, long for, set one's heart on, thirst for, want, wish for, yearn for  
      n  
2    ache, appetite, aspiration, craving, hankering, hope, longing, need, thirst, want, wish, yearning, yen     (informal)  
      vb  
3    ask, entreat, importune, petition, request, solicit  
      n  
4    appeal, entreaty, importunity, petition, request, solicitation, supplication  
5    appetite, concupiscence, lasciviousness, lechery, libido, lust, lustfulness, passion  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adj.
so good or pleasant that it causes a desire for more
[UK];[Fam.] Ex.: These chocolate truffles are so morish!
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