Roget category 8656. Words relating to the sentient and moral
› 6.2. Personal affections
›› 6.2.3. Prospective affections
mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, penchant, predilection — propensity etc. 820 — willingness etc. 602 — liking, love, fondness, relish.
longing, hankering, inkling — solicitude, anxiety — yearning, coveting — aspiration, ambition, vaulting ambition — eagerness, zeal, ardor, empressement [Fr.], breathless impatience, overanxiety — impetuosity, etc. 825.
appetite, appetition†, appetence†, appetency† — sharp appetite, keenness, hunger, stomach, twist — thirst, thirstiness — drouth, mouthwatering — itch, itching — prurience, cacoethes [Lat.], cupidity, lust, concupiscence.
edge of appetite, edge of hunger — torment of Tantalus — sweet tooth, lickerish tooth† — itching palm — longing eye, wistful eye, sheep's eye.
[excessive desire for money] greed etc. 817.1. voracity etc. (gluttony) 957.
passion, rage, furore†, mania, manie† — inextinguishable desire — dipsomania, kleptomania.
[Person who desires] lover, amateur, votary, devotee, aspirant, solicitant, candidate, applicant, supplicant — cormorant etc. 957.
[Object of desire] desideratum — want etc. (requirement) 630 — a consummation devoutly to be wished —" attraction, magnet, allurement, fancy, temptation, seduction, fascination, prestige, height of one's ambition, idol — whim, whimsy, whimsey† — maggot — hobby, hobby-horse.
Fortunatus's cap — wishing cap, wishing stone, wishing well.
wish for —
have a longing
care for, affect, like, list — take to, cling to, take a fancy to — fancy — prefer etc. (choose) 609.
have an eye, have a mind to — find it in one's heart etc. (be willing) 602 — have a fancy for, set one's eyes upon — cast a sheep's eye upon, look sweet upon — take into one's head, have at heart, be bent upon — set one's cap at, set one's heart upon, set one's mind upon — covet.
want, miss, need, feel the want of, would fain have, would fain do — would be glad of.
be hungry etc. adj. — have a good appetite, play a good knife and fork — hunger after, thirst after, crave after, lust after, itch after, hanker after, run mad after — raven for, die for — burn to.
desiderate† — sigh for, cry for, gape for, gasp for, pine for, pant for, languish for, yearn for, long, be on thorns for, hope for — aspire after — catch at, grasp at, jump at.
woo, court, solicit — fish for, spell for, whistle for, put up for — ogle.
cause desire, create desire, raise desire, excite desire, provoke desire — whet the appetite — appetize†, titillate, allure, attract, take one's fancy, tempt — hold out temptation, hold out allurement — tantalize, make one's mouth water, faire venir l'eau a la bouche [Fr.].
gratify desire etc. (give pleasure) 829.
partial to —
at a loss for,
craving, hungry, sharp-set, peckish†, ravening, with an empty stomach, esurient†, lickerish†, thirsty, athirst, parched with thirst, pinched with hunger, famished, dry, drouthy† — hungry as a hunter, hungry as a hawk, hungry as a horse, hungry as a church mouse, hungry as a bear.
[excessively desirous] greedy etc. 817.1. unsatisfied, unsated, unslaked — unsaturated.
eager, avid, keen — burning, fervent, ardent — agog — all agog — breathless — impatient etc. (impetuous) 825 — bent on, intent on, set on, bent upon, intent upon, set upon — mad after, enrage, rabid, dying for, devoured by desire.
aspiring, ambitious, vaulting, skyaspiring, high-reaching.
desirable — desired etc. v. — in demand — pleasing etc. (giving pleasure) 829 — appetizing, appetible† — tantalizing.
would that it were!,
esto perpetual [Lat.]
the wish being father to the thought —
sua cuique voluptas [Lat.] —
hoc erat in votis [Lat.],
the mouth watering,
the fingers itching —
aut Caesar aut nullus [Lat.].
Cassius has a lean and hungry look" [Julius Caesar]; hungry as the grave" [Thomson]; I was born to other things" [Tennyson]; not what we wish but what we want" [Merrick]; such joy ambition finds" [Paradise Lost]; the sea hath bounds but deep desire hath none" [Venus and Adonis]; ubi mel ibi apes [Lat.].
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Bold numbers signify related Roget categories. A dagger symbol (†) indicates archaic words and expressions no longer in common use.
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