What is desire?

  • (verb): Feel or have a desire for; want strongly.
    Synonyms: want
    See also — Additional definitions below


Desire is a sense of longing for a person or object or hoping for an outcome. The same sense is expressed by emotions such as "craving" or "hankering". When a person desires something or someone, their sense of longing is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of the item or person, and they want to take actions to obtain their goal. The motivational aspect of desire has long been noted by philosophers; Hobbes (1588–1679) asserted that human desire is the fundamental motivation of all human action.

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List Of Cover Versions Of U2 Songs - Desire
... "Desire" is the lead single from U2's 1988 album, Rattle and Hum ... It was their first #1 single in the UK and their first #1 on the newly-instated Modern Rock Tracks chart ...
Catholic Doctrine Regarding The Ten Commandments - Tenth Commandment
... You shall not desire your neighbor's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neighbor's." The tenth commandment according to the ... The Church defines covetousness as a "disordered desire" that can take different forms Greed is the desire for too much of what one does not need ... Envy is the desire for what belongs to another ...
Sissy (transgender)
... As a lifestyle desire or fetish activity, a sissy's feminization is a voluntary transformation from masculine to feminine, either physically, behaviorally, or both ... A sissy might entirely identify as a heterosexual and only desire to be dominated by a woman, while other sissies might be bisexual or homosexual and desire to dominated by a man ... (or bicurious) sissy might have the desire to be forced by his female partner to engage in sexual acts with a man ...
Desire - In Fiction, Film, and Art - Film
... Just as desire is central to the written fiction genre of romance, it is the central theme of melodrama films, which are a subgenre of the drama film ... Hollywood’s fairly consistent way of treating desire and subject identity", as can be seen in well-known films such as Gone with the Wind, in which "desire is the driving force for both Scarlett and the hero, Rhett" ... Scarlett desires love, money, the attention of men, and the vision of being a virtuous "true lady" ...
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More definitions of "desire":

  • (verb): Expect and wish.
    Synonyms: hope, trust
  • (noun): Something that is desired.
  • (verb): Express a desire for.
  • (noun): An inclination to want things.
    Example: "A man of many desires"
  • (noun): The feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state.

Famous quotes containing the word desire:

    That those tribes [the Sac and Fox Indians] cannot exist surrounded by our settlements and in continual contact with our citizens is certain. They have neither the intelligence, the industry, the moral habits, nor the desire of improvement which are essential to any favorable change in their condition.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)

    We are wearied of our huts
    And the smoky smell of our garments.
    We are sick with desire of the sun
    And the grass on the mountains.
    —Unknown. The Grass on the Mountain (l. 11–14)

    That myth—that image of the madonna-mother—has disabled us from knowing that, just as men are more than fathers, women are more than mothers. It has kept us from hearing their voices when they try to tell us their aspirations . . . kept us from believing that they share with men the desire for achievement, mastery, competence—the desire to do something for themselves.
    Lillian Breslow Rubin (20th century)