( desires    plural & 3rd person present)   ( desiring    present participle)   ( desired    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A desire is a strong wish to do or have something.  
oft N to-inf, N for n  
I had a strong desire to help and care for people..., They seem to have lost their desire for life.     
2       verb   If you desire something, you want it.  
FORMAL   no cont  
She had remarried and desired a child with her new husband...      V n  
But Fred was bored and desired to go home...      V to-inf  
  desired      adj   ADJ n  
You may find that just threatening this course of action will produce the desired effect...     
3       n-uncount   Desire for someone is a strong feeling of wanting to have sex with them.  
Teenage sex, for instance, may come not out of genuine desire but from a need to get love.     
4    If you say that something leaves a lot to be desired, you mean that it is not as good as it should be.  
sth leaves a lot/much/a great deal to be desired             phrase   V inflects     (disapproval)    The selection of TV programmes, especially at the weekend, leaves a lot to be desired...     
Traduction Dictionnaire Collins Anglais pour Apprenants  


1    big, bulky, colossal, elephantine, enormous, extensive, gigantic, ginormous     (informal)   huge, humongous or humungous     (U.S. slang)   immense, large, mammoth, prodigious, stellar     (informal)   stupendous, tremendous, vast, voluminous  
2    extended, lengthy, long, prolonged, protracted  
3    big-time     (informal)   capital, chief, grand, head, lead, leading, main, major, major league     (informal)   paramount, primary, principal, prominent, superior  
4    considerable, decided, excessive, extravagant, extreme, grievous, high, inordinate, prodigious, pronounced, serious     (informal)   strong  
5    consequential, critical, crucial, grave, heavy, important, momentous, serious, significant, weighty  
6    celebrated, distinguished, eminent, exalted, excellent, famed, famous, glorious, illustrious, notable, noteworthy, outstanding, prominent, remarkable, renowned, superb, superlative, talented, world-class  
7    august, chivalrous, dignified, distinguished, exalted, fine, glorious, grand, heroic, high-minded, idealistic, impressive, lofty, magnanimous, noble, princely, sublime  
8    active, devoted, enthusiastic, keen, zealous  
9    able, adept, adroit, crack     (slang)   expert, good, masterly, proficient, skilful, skilled  
10      (informal)   admirable, awesome     (slang)   bitchin', boffo     (slang)   brill     (informal)   chillin'     (U.S. slang)   cracking     (Brit. informal)   crucial     (slang)   def     (informal)   dope     (slang)   excellent, fantastic     (informal)   fine, first-rate, good, hunky-dory     (informal)   jim-dandy     (slang)   marvellous     (informal)   mean     (slang)   mega     (slang)   sovereign, superb, terrific     (informal)   the dog's bollocks     (taboo slang)   topping     (Brit. slang)   tremendous     (informal)   wonderful  
11    absolute, arrant, complete, consummate, downright, egregious, flagrant, out-and-out, perfect, positive, thoroughgoing, thundering     (informal)   total, unmitigated, unqualified, utter  
1    diminutive, little, small  
5    inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, petty, trivial, unimportant  
6    average, inferior, poor, secondary, second-rate, undistinguished, unnotable  
7    base, ignoble, inhumane, hateful, mean, unkind  
9    inexperienced, unskilled, untrained  
10    bad, terrible, weak  

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Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais pour Apprenants
an agreement through which one of the parties is offered very advantageous conditions because of the special relation with the partner
[Bus.] most frequently ,"sweetheart deal" has a negative connotation implying the idea of illegality or immorality .
acronym for "great"
have a great time; enjoy oneself
name given to the Great Lakes Storm of 1913
term coined by the James Bond movie, meaning that a great danger will come for Bond to overcome
anyone with a good definition ?
watch a great number of episodes from the same television series in a row
portmanteau word: binge (excessive consumption of something) + watching
a lot; very much; in a great quantity; endlessly
[Fig.] E.g. love someone to the moon and back=love someone very much
to concentrate and to sacrifice
coeur content grand talent
le bonheur permet au talent de s'épanouir
grand parleur est peu consulté
grande chère, petit testament
à grand pêcheur échappe aiguille
aux grands jours, les grands froids
en grande pauvreté ne gît pas grande loyauté
the part of philosophy that deals with knowledge
à bernières sur la mer fut prise la grande baleine
grande honte à qui châtie autrui et soi_même à châtier oublie
dieu est grand, mais la forêt est encore plus grande
celui qui accomplit de grandes choses ne réchigne pas devant de menues dépenses
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