verb (used with object), desired, desiring.
to wish or long for; crave; want.
to express a wish to obtain; ask for; request:
The mayor desires your presence at the next meeting.
a longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction or enjoyment:
a desire for fame.
an expressed wish; request.
sexual appetite or a sexual urge.
to wish or long for; crave; want
to express a wish or make a request for; ask for
a wish or longing; craving
an expressed wish; request
sexual appetite; lust
a person or thing that is desired
see: leave a lot to be desired
[self-di-struhkt] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈstrʌkt/ verb (used without object) 1. to destroy itself or oneself: The missile is built so that a malfunction will cause it to self-destruct. 2. to cause itself or oneself to reach a state of collapse, dysfunction, confusion, or the like: The committee is so disorganized it will probably self-destruct before it can […]
[self-di-struhk-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈstrʌk ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. the destruction or ruination of oneself or one’s life. 2. suicide. self-destruction noun 1. the act or an instance of self-destructing
[self-di-struhk-tiv, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈstrʌk tɪv, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. harmful, injurious, or destructive to oneself: His constant arguing with the boss shows he’s a self-destructive person. 2. reflecting or exhibiting suicidal desires or drives: Careless driving may be a self-destructive tendency.
[self-di-tur-muh-ney-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˌtɜr məˈneɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. determination by oneself or itself, without outside influence. 2. freedom to live as one chooses, or to act or decide without consulting another or others. 3. the determining by the people of the form their government shall have, without reference to the wishes of any […]