Grammar Patterns

N to-inf

The 'desire' group

These nouns refer to someone's desire or intention to do something, or their unwillingness to do something.
All four teams have shown a desire to win.
The Greek Prime Minister strongly condemned the attack and reaffirmed the government's determination to eliminate terrorism in Greece.
Unfortunately, my mother had a tremendous longing to go back to Berlin.
And she could understand his unwillingness to share his room.
Try drinking water whenever you get the urge to eat something.
I don't know how to cook and I have no wish to learn.
  • aim
  • ambition
  • aspirations
  • compulsion
  • concern
  • craving
  • desire
  • determination
  • disinclination
  • disposition
  • eagerness
  • hankering
  • hurry
  • impatience
  • impulse
  • inclination
  • instinct
  • intent
  • intention
  • itch
  • keenness
  • longing
  • lust
  • need
  • passion
  • readiness
  • reluctance
  • resolve
  • unwillingness
  • urge
  • will
  • willingness
  • wish
  • yearning
  • yen
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