1. a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen.
  2. a longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction or enjoyment:
  3. to express a wish to obtain; ask for; request:
  4. sexual appetite; lust
  5. to wish or long for; crave; want.
  6. an expressed wish; request


Middle English: from Old French desir (noun), desirer (verb), from Latin desiderare (see desiderate).

Related Words

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