An example of desire is the feeling before a goodnight kiss.
I desire to speak with you.
It is my desire to speak with you.
You’re my heart’s desire.
His desire for her kept him awake at night.
She has desired him since they first met.
An example of desire is to really want a piece of chocolate cake.
Too much desire can seriously affect one’s judgment.
A quiet evening with you is my only desire.
A reporter who desires an interview; a teen who desires to travel.
Origin of desire
- Middle English desiren from Old French desirer from Latin dēsīderāre to observe or feel the absence of, miss, desire dē- de- -sīderāre (as in cōnsīderāre to observe attentively, contemplate consider)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition