|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers|
|Section II. Personal Affections|
| 3. Prospective Affections|
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|NOUN:||DESIRE, wish, fancy, fantasy; inclination, leaning, bent, mind, animus, partiality, penchant [F.], predilection; propensity [See Affections]; willingness [See Willingness]; liking, love, fondness, relish.|
longing, hankering, yearning, coveting; aspiration, ambition, vaulting ambition; eagerness, zeal, ardor, empressement [F.], breathless impatience, solicitude, anxiety, overanxiety; impetuosity [See Excitability].
NEED, want, exigency, urgency, necessity.
APPETITE, appetition, appetence, appetency; sharp appetite, keenness, hunger, stomach, twist; thirst, thirstiness; drought or drouth, mouth-watering.
edge of -appetite, - hunger; torment of Tantalus; sweet tooth [colloq.], lickerish (or liquorish) tooth; longing -, wistful -, sheeps- eyes.
AVIDITY, greed, greediness, covetousness, ravenousness &c. adj.; grasping, craving, canine appetite, rapacity; voracity (gluttony) [See Gluttony].
PASSION, rage, furor, frenzy, mania, manie [obs.]; itching palm; inextinguishable desire; itch, itching, prurience, cacoëthes, cupidity, lust, concupiscence; kleptomania, dipsomania; monomania, idée fixe [F.].
[OF ANIMALS] heat, rut, strus.
[PERSON DESIRING] lover, amateur, votary, devotee, aspirant, solicitant, candidate; cormorant [See Gluttony]; parasite, sycophant.
[OBJECT OF DESIRE] desideratum, desideration; want (requirement) [See Requirement]; a consummation devoutly to be wishd [Hamlet]; attraction, magnet, loadstone, lure, allurement, fancy, temptation, seduction, fascination, prestige, height of ones ambition, idol; whim, whimsey or whimsy, whim-wham; maggot; hobby, hobbyhorse [rare].
Fortunatuss cap; wishing -cap, - stone, - well; love potion; aphrodisiac.
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|VERB:||DESIRE; wish, wish for; be desirous &c. adj.; have a longing &c. n.; hope [See Hope].|
care for, affect, like, list [archaic]; take to, cling to, take a fancy to; fancy; prefer (choose) [See Choice]; have an eye to, have a mind to; find it in ones heart &c. (be willing) [See Willingness]; have a fancy for, set ones eyes upon; cast sheeps eyes upon, look sweet upon [colloq.]; take into ones head, have at heart, be bent upon; set ones cap at [colloq.], set ones heart upon, set ones mind upon; covet.
hunger -, thirst -, crave -, lust -, itch -, hanker -, run mad- after; raven for, die for; burn to; sigh -, cry -, gape -, gasp -, pine -, pant -, languish -, yearn -, long -, be on thorns -, hope- for; aspire after; catch at, grasp at, jump at.
woo, court, ogle, solicit; fish for, whistle for, put up for [slang].
WANT, miss, need, lack, desiderate, feel the want of; would fain -have, - do; would be glad of.
HUNGER; be hungry &c. adj.; have a good appetite, play a good knife and fork [colloq.].
ATTRACT, allure; cause -, create -, raise -, excite -, provoke- desire; whet the appetite; appetize, titillate, take ones fancy, tempt; hold out -temptation, - allurement; tantalize, make ones mouth water, faire venir leau à la bouche [F.].
GRATIFY DESIRE &c. (give pleasure) [See Pleasurableness].
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|ADJECTIVE:||DESIROUS; desiring &c. v.; orectic, appetitive; inclined (willing) [See Willingness]; partial to [colloq.]; fain, wishful, longing, wistful; optative; anxious, curious; at a loss for, sedulous, solicitous.|
eager, avid, keen; burning, fervent, ardent; agog; all agog; breathless; impatient (impetuous) [See Excitability]; bent -, intent -, set- -on, - upon; mad after, enragé [F.], rabid, dying for, devoured by desire.
aspiring, ambitious, vaulting, skyaspiring, high-reaching.
CRAVING, hungry, sharp-set, peckish [colloq.], ravening, with an empty stomach, esurient, lickerish, thirsty, athirst, parched with thirst, pinched with hunger, famished, dry, droughty or drouthy; hungry as a -hunter, - hawk, - horse, - church mouse.
GREEDY, - as a hog; overeager, voracious; ravenous, - as a wolf; open-mouthed, covetous, rapacious, grasping, extortionate, exacting, sordid, alieni appetens [L.]; insatiable, insatiate, unquenchable, quenchless; omnivorous.
unsatisfied, unsated, unslaked.
DESIRABLE; desired &c. v.; in demand, popular; pleasing &c. (giving pleasure) [See Pleasurableness]; appetizing, appetible; tantalizing.
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|ADVERB:||FAIN; with eager appetite; wistfully &c. adj.|
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|INTERJECTION:||would that! would it were! O for! if only! esto perpetua! [L.].|
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- The wish being father to the thought.
- Sua cuique voluptas.
- Hoc erat in votis.
- The mouth watering, the fingers itching.
- Aut Cæsar aut nullus.
- Cassius has a lean and hungry look.Julius Cæsar
- 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.
- Let us pay with our bodies for our souls desire.Roosevelt