Desire and Hope


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Desire verb – Expect and wish.
Hope is a synonym for desire in anticipation topic. In some cases you can use "Hope" instead the word "Desire" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like wish, aspiration, expectation, hunger. popular alternative
Nearby Words: desirous, desirable, desired, desiring, Desiree
Synonyms for Desire


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Hope verb – Expect and wish.
Usage example: I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise

Desire is a synonym for hope in aspiration topic. You can use "Desire" instead the word "Hope" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as anticipation, belief, longing, expectation. popular alternative
Nearby Words: hopeless, hopeful, hopelessness, hoping, hopefulness
Synonyms for Hope

How words are described

human human desire human hope
good good desire good hope
pure pure desire pure hope
original original desire original hope
Other adjectives: genuine, powerful, actual, real, great, little, main, sincere, driving, idealistic, sole, desperate, apparent, explicit, lingering, greatest, sudden.

Common collocations

power desire power hope power
life desire life hope life
wife desire wife hope wife
nothing desire nothing hope nothing
Other nouns: child, whatever, whom.

Both words in one sentence

  • Unfortunately, since they are basically made of emotion (rage, love, desire and hope), humanity keeps fueling them even when defeating their agents in the material plane.
  • War Is Hell It’s entirely natural that there should beat in the breast of every one of you a hope and desire that some day you can use the skill you have acquired here.
    Source: War Is Hell
  • Video Game / God of War Series The Power of Hate: This is what drives Kratos, until it's revealed near the end of the third game that Hope and the desire for forgiveness drive Kratos too — possibly even more than hate.
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