Meaning of “desire” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /dɪˈzaɪər/
Extra Examples
He has a burning desire to win.His desire for money seems to override anything else.Brigitta repressed a sudden desire to cry.Many students expressed a desire to learn more.He has a genuine desire to help others.
WISH [ C, U ]

B2 a strong feeling that you want something:

[ + to do sth ] I have no desire to have children.
There is a strong desire for peace among the people.
SEX [ U ]

a strong feeling of being sexually attracted to someone

(Definition of “desire noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)