Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Desire"

The meaning of "Desire" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does "insatiable" desire mean?
A: A desire that can't be satisfied / pleased
Q: What does desire mean?
A: Strongly want. It can be strongly wanting to do or have something.

For example -> “I have a desire to travel the world one day” is a stronger way of saying “I want to travel the world one day”
Q: What does it was a conscious desire to make a pastoral in the list of genres – tragedies, comedies, pastorals. mean?
A: I think what he means is that tragedies, comedies and pastorals are a list of three of the most important genres of literature and he has moved on to a pastoral work on this list, after producing tragedies and comedies.
Q: What does You’ve got desires for what or may not happen. mean?
A: It means you have desires/dreams for something that is uncertain.
Q: What does to feel a pressing desire mean?
A: To have an extreme urge to do something. For example, you watched a video with puppies. Now you feel a pressing desire to hug puppies. :)

Example sentences using "Desire"

Q: Please show me example sentences with desire.
A: I desire to be rich.
I desire to have nice things.
I desire to be happy.
I desire you.
I desire to be loved.
I desire to travel.
Q: Please show me example sentences with desire and wish.
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Please show me example sentences with desire.
A: @Cosima-: I have a desire to win the basketball game.

He had a desire to get first place.

She had a desire to finish her painting before the end of summer.

Desire can mean a strong feeling of wanting something or wishing for something to happen.

Desire can be simplified to wishing for something and wanting it badly.
Q: Please show me example sentences with want and desire.
A: want is the verb and desire is the noun.

I want a new TV.
His desire of getting better.

Synonyms of "Desire" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between desire and crave and longing ?
A: to crave for, to desire, to long for, are the verbs. a longing, a craving, a desire, are nouns
Q: What is the difference between I have a desire for doing ... and I have a desire to do ... ?
A: The first one indicates a passion for doing soemething constantly; normally you’d say ‘I have a passion for’ instead of ‘I have a desire for doing’. The second one is more temporary, e.g. ‘I have a desire to win the championship’, that desire is fulfilled when you win the championship
Q: What is the difference between desire and long ?
A: They are interchangeable mostly:

- I "long" for food/I "desire" food

"long" has a more...intense? feeling behind it?? Usually when said aloud the pronunciation of the "o" is elongated. If using "long" you probably REALLY want something and have been wanting it for a long time.

"desire" is more of a general feeling - more similar to "want" actually.

However, it should be noted, neither "long" nor "desire" tend to be used in every day speech like this! It's more typical in literature :)
Q: What is the difference between these desires are a defect and these desires are defects ?
A: @Yukineko: These desires are a defect which means it is included with other defects.
These desires are defects means the entire defects.
Q: What is the difference between I have a desire of visiting the US and I have a wish of visiting the US ?
A: They are the same. Your sentences would be better if you change "of" to "to" . I have a desire to visit the US and I wish to visit the US. Hope this helps.

Translations of "Desire"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I want to learn English. I’m deaf, but it doesn’t interfere my desire learn English ;)
A: Nice! That's a very cool goal :)

tiny note:
...it doesn't interfere _with_ my desire to learn English
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 欲望(desire)は絶えない。
A: Desire never runs out.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? desires
A: desires
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? in the modern society,material desire and vanity flood our life.
A: "In modern society, materialism and vanity flood our lives". "Material desire" is kind of correct, but "materialism" sounds better,
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? what does mean desire ?
A: Desire means to really want something as in "a teen who desires to travel" or "A quiet evening with you is my only desire."

Other questions about "Desire"

Q: Did you ever had a desire to write poetry?
I wrote poetry when I was thirteen, but since I'm grown up I don't want to write poetry. May be prose... Does this sound natural?
A: ​‎Have you ever had a desire to write poetry?
I wrote poetry when I was thirteen, but now that I’m grown up I don't want to write poetry. Maybe prose.
Q: I never really used to be interested in learning Korean, but now I have a huge desire to learn it because of my idol. Does this sound natural?
A: I never really used to be interested in learning Korean, but now I have a huge desire to learn it because of my idol.
Q: If it's your desire , I'll willingly do it for you.
Because I want to make you happy, it's my desire. Does this sound natural?
A: also "I'll gladly do it for you."
Q: thank you for remaining desire to meet me. I am thinking about a convenient place to meet and a way to recognise each other. Does this sound natural?
A: "Thank you for the remaining desire to meet me. I am thinking about a convenient place to meet and a way to recognise each other." You only missed 'the' otherwise perfect.
Q: We once had a strong desire for ups and downs in our lives, but we might finally find that the most magnificent view was the peace and quiet in our spiritual world. We were so longing for the understanding from other people, but we eventually realized that our own happiness was the only thing that mattered the most. Does this sound natural?
A: Very poetic!

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