desired

desired
adjective
1. greatly desired (Freq. 5)
Syn: ↑coveted, ↑in demand, ↑sought after
Similar to: ↑desirable
2. wanted intensely (Freq. 1)
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the child could no longer resist taking one of the craved cookies

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it produced the desired effect

Syn: ↑craved
Similar to: ↑wanted

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