1 noun
1 [uncountable and countable] a strong hope or wish
desire for
a desire for knowledge
desire that
It was Harold's desire that he should be buried next to his wife.
express/show a desire
She expressed a desire to visit us.
have no desire to do something (=used to emphasize that you do not want to do something)
I have no desire to cause any trouble.
overwhelming/burning desire (=very strong desire)
Paul had a burning desire to visit India.
2 [uncountable] formal a strong wish to have sex with someone:
desire for
He tried to hide his desire for her.

➔ your heart's desire

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