Pronunciation of Desired
/dɪzˈa͡ɪ͡əd/, /dɪzˈa‍ɪ‍əd/, /d_ɪ_z_ˈaɪə_d/

Antonyms for desired:


Synonyms for desired:

Sense 1

hoped-for, longed-for, favored, FAVE, precious.

Sense 2


Sense 3

dearest, forlorn, better.

Sense 4


Sense 5

dear, pet, darling.

Sense 7


Sense 12


sought after


Other synonyms and related words:

favored, welcome, pet, favorite, hoped-for, top, better, demand, sought-after, FAVE, forlorn, in demand, precious, dear, longed-for, desirable.

requested (adjective)

solicited, requisitioned, sought, Queried, Demanded, wanted, Questioned, Summoned, Petitioned, requested.

Sense 1 (noun)

top, precious, dear, longed-for, pet, favored.

desired (noun)

wanted, sought-after, coveted, desirable, in demand, craved.

desired (verb)

craved, Itched, Hankered, Longed, grasped, welcomed, Thirsted, Pined, needed, fancied, Hungered, Lusted.

envied (verb)

Begrudged, Envied, coveted, grudged, Resented.

hoped (verb)

Yearned, wanted, intended, assumed, trusted, Hoped, dreamed of, Relied, anticipated, Wished, presumed, dreamt of, Believed, awaited, Contemplated, expected, Aspired.

hungered (verb)

craved, Lusted, coveted, Thirsted, needed, wanted, Hungered.

liked (verb)


loved (verb)

adored, liked, idolized, cherished, admired, Worshiped, loved, infatuated, Cared.

requested (verb)

Urged, Demanded, sought, invited, Bidden, Pleaded, Summoned, Queried, bid, Questioned, Appealed, requisitioned, Petitioned, requested, Probed, solicited, Inquired.

Usage examples for desired:

  • I have often desired to try. - "The Upton Letters", Arthur Christopher Benson.
  • I have desired this moment for two years. - "A Victor of Salamis", William Stearns Davis.
  • Cast on the desired number of stitches. - "The Ladies' Knitting and Netting Book", Miss Watts.

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Refused, Refused, destroyed, dismissed, dissolved, divorced, extinguished, invalidated, neutralized, nullified.