desire noun

ADJ. burning, deep, great, strong, urgent | insatiable, overwhelming Most children have an insatiable desire for knowledge. | genuine, real | natural | sexual

VERB + DESIRE feel, have I suddenly felt an overwhelming desire to laugh | express The chairman expressed his desire to expand the company. | satisfy | be motivated by They were motivated by a deep desire for money and fame.

PREP. ~ for Horses need to satisfy their desire for space and freedom.

PHRASES an object of desire He felt he was nothing more to her than an object of desire.