desire

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1 desire /dɪˈzajɚ/ verb
desires; desired; desiring
1 desire
/dɪˈzajɚ/
verb
desires; desired; desiring
Learner's definition of DESIRE
not used in progressive tenses [+ object]
somewhat formal : to want or wish for (something) : to feel desire for (something)
sometimes followed by to + verb
: to want to have sex with (someone)
formal : to express a wish for (something)

leave much to be desired

or leave a lot to be desired or leave a great deal to be desired
used to say that something is not very good at all or is not close to being good enough

— desired

adjective
2 desire /dɪˈzajɚ/ noun
plural desires
2 desire
/dɪˈzajɚ/
noun
plural desires
Learner's definition of DESIRE
[noncount] : the feeling of wanting something
[count] : a strong wish
: a wish for something or to do something
: a feeling of wanting to have sex with someone
[count]
[noncount]
[count] : someone or something that you want or wish for usually singular
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