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Desire vs. Lust

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Desireverb

To want; to wish for earnestly.

‘I desire to speak with you.’;

Lustnoun

A feeling of strong desire, especially such a feeling driven by sexual arousal.

‘Seeing Kim fills me with a passionate lust.’;

Desireverb

To put a request to (someone); to entreat.

Lustnoun

(archaic) A general want or longing, not necessarily sexual.

‘The boarders hide their lust to go home.’;

Desireverb

To want emotionally or sexually.

‘She has desired him since they first met.’;

Lustnoun

(archaic) A delightful cause of joy, pleasure.

‘An ideal son is his father's lasting lust.’;

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Desireverb

To express a wish for; to entreat; to request.

Lustnoun

(obsolete) virility; vigour; active power

Desireverb

To require; to demand; to claim.

Lustverb

To look at or watch with a strong desire, especially of a sexual nature.

‘He was lusting after the woman in the tight leather miniskirt.’;

Desireverb

To miss; to regret.

Lustnoun

Pleasure.

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Desirenoun

(countable) Someone or something wished for.

‘It is my desire to speak with you.’; ‘You’re my heart’s desire.’;

Lustnoun

Inclination; desire.

‘For little lust had she to talk of aught.’; ‘My lust to devotion is little.’;

Desirenoun

(uncountable) Strong attraction, particularly romantic or sexual.

‘His desire for her kept him awake at night.’;

Lustnoun

Longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; - in a had sense; as, the lust of gain.

‘The lust of reigning.’;

Desirenoun

(uncountable) The feeling of desiring; an eager longing for something.

‘Too much desire can seriously affect one’s judgment.’;

Lustnoun

Licentious craving; a strong sexual appetite.

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Desirenoun

(uncountable) Motivation.

Lustnoun

Hence: Virility; vigor; active power.

Desireverb

To long for; to wish for earnestly; to covet.

‘Neither shall any man desire thy land.’; ‘Ye desire your child to live.’;

Lustverb

To list; to like.

‘In the water vessel he it castWhen that him luste.’;

Desireverb

To express a wish for; to entreat; to request.

‘Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord?’; ‘Desire him to go in; trouble him no more.’;

Lustverb

To have an eager, passionate, and especially an inordinate or sinful desire, as for the gratification of the sexual appetite or of covetousness; - often with after.

‘Whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.’; ‘Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.’; ‘The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy.’;

Desireverb

To require; to demand; to claim.

‘A doleful case desires a doleful song.’;

Lustnoun

a strong sexual desire

Desireverb

To miss; to regret.

‘She shall be pleasant while she lives, and desired when she dies.’;

Lustnoun

self-indulgent sexual desire (personified as one of the deadly sins)

Desirenoun

The natural longing that is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of any good, and impels to action or effort its continuance or possession; an eager wish to obtain or enjoy.

‘Unspeakable desire to see and know.’;

Lustverb

have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

Desirenoun

An expressed wish; a request; petition.

‘And slowly was my mother broughtTo yield consent to my desire.’;

Lustnoun

strong sexual desire

‘he knew that his lust for her had returned’;

Desirenoun

Anything which is desired; an object of longing.

‘The Desire of all nations shall come.’;

Lustnoun

a passionate desire for something

‘a lust for power’;

Desirenoun

Excessive or morbid longing; lust; appetite.

Lustnoun

a sensuous appetite regarded as sinful

‘lusts of the flesh’;

Desirenoun

Grief; regret.

Lustverb

have strong sexual desire for someone

‘he really lusted after me in those days’;

Desirenoun

the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state

Lustverb

have a strong desire for something

‘pregnant women lusting for pickles and ice cream’;

Desirenoun

an inclination to want things;

‘a man of many desires’;

Lust

Lust is a psychological force producing intense desire for an object, or circumstance while already having a significant other or amount of the desired object. Lust can take any form such as the lust for sexuality (see libido), money, or power.

Desirenoun

something that is desired

Desireverb

feel or have a desire for; want strongly;

‘I want to go home now’; ‘I want my own room’;

Desireverb

expect and wish;

‘I trust you will behave better from now on’; ‘I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise’;

Desireverb

express a desire for

Desire

Desires are states of mind that are expressed by terms like , , or . A great variety of features is commonly associated with desires.

‘wanting’; ‘wishing’; ‘longing’; ‘craving’;

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