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noun, noun, used as a suffix

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English Meaning(s) for 願い

  1. desire; wish; hope
  2. request; entreaty; plea; appeal
  3. prayer
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. (written) application (oft. 願 when used as a suffix)

Definition and Synonyms for 願い

Desire an inclination to want things
Synonyms: 希望, 希求, 志望, , 念願, 思い, 思う, 意欲, 所望, 所願, , 望み, 望む, , 欲念, 欲求, 願い, 願う, 願望
Asking the verbal act of requesting
Synonyms: リクエスト, 伺い, 伺う, 依頼, 催促, 懇請, 求め, 求める, 申し入れ, 申し入れる, 申し出, 申し出る, 申請, 申し込み, 申し込む, 要望, 要求, 要請, 請い, 請求, 頼み, 頼み, 頼む, お願いごと, 願い, 願う
Want a specific feeling of desire
Synonyms: , 希望, 庶幾, 志望, 志願, 念願, 思い, 思う, 所願, , 望み, 望む, , 欲望, 欲求, 要望, , 願い, 願う, 願望
Longing prolonged unfulfilled desire or need
Synonyms: 切望, 志望, 念願, 思い, 思う, 思慕, 想望, 慕情, 憧れ, 憧れる, 憧憬, 所望, 望み, 望む, 欲望, 欲求, 渇き, 渇く, 熱望, 願い, 願う, 願望
Desire something that is desired
Synonyms: デザイア, 志望, 志願, , 思い, 思う, 意欲, 愛欲, 憧れ, 憧れる, 所望, 望み, 望む, , 欲望, 欲求, 色気, 願い, 願う, 願望
Supplication the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)
Synonyms: 心願, 祈り, 祈る, 祈念, 祈祷, 祈請, 祈願, , 願い
Prayer reverent petition to a deity
Synonyms: 心願, 祈り, 祈る, 祈念, 祈祷, 祈請, 祈願, , 願い

Meanings for each kanji in 願い

» petition; request; vow; wish; hope

Categories 願い is a member of

Inclination a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect
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Desire the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
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Arousal a state of heightened physiological activity
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Speech Act the use of language to perform some act
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Worship the activity of worshipping
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Asking the verbal act of requesting
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 願い

Sample Sentences for 願い

Asked to do her a favor, he completely ignored it.
Let me wish upon a shooting star.
If a sick person folds one thousand paper cranes, her wish will come true.
This only increased his desire to be revenged on the murderous duke.
May all of your wishes come true!

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