—desiredly /di zuyeurd"lee, -zuy"rid-/, adv. —desiredness, n. —desireless, adj. —desirer, n. —desiringly, adv./di zuyeur"/, v., desired, desiring, n.v.t.1. to wish or long for; crave; want.2. to express a wish to obtain; ask for; request: The mayor desires your presence at the next meeting.n.3. a longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction or enjoyment: a desire for fame.4. an expressed wish; request.5. something desired.6. sexual appetite or a sexual urge.[1200-50; ME desiren < OF desirer < L desiderare; see DESIDERATE]Syn. 1. covet, fancy. See wish. 2. solicit. 3. aspiration, hunger, appetite, thirst. DESIRE, CRAVING, LONGING, YEARNING suggest feelings that impel one to the attainment or possession of something. DESIRE is a strong feeling, worthy or unworthy, that impels to the attainment or possession of something that is (in reality or imagination) within reach: a desire for success.CRAVING implies a deep and imperative wish for something, based on a sense of need and hunger: a craving for food, companionship. A LONGING is an intense wish, generally repeated or enduring, for something that is at the moment beyond reach but may be attainable at some future time: a longing to visit Europe. YEARNING suggests persistent, uneasy, and sometimes wistful or tender longing: a yearning for one's native land.
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