What is another word for urges?

Pronunciation: [ˈɜːd͡ʒɪz] (IPA)

The word "urges" is commonly used to describe a strong desire or impulse to do something. However, there are several synonyms that can be used to convey the same meaning such as, "cravings", which implies a strong need or desire for something specific. "Impulses" refers to a sudden and fleeting desire or urge that may not always be rational. "Longing" suggests an intense yearning for something that may be out of reach. "Temptations" imply a desire to do something despite knowing it is not the right thing to do. Ultimately, each of these words conveys a strong urge or desire that can push people to take action.

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Usage examples for Urges

In a long colloquy, she urges the importance of her daughters' appearance at this "grand party," and the necessity for an advance to enable them to do so properly.
"John Leech, His Life and Work. Vol. 1"
William Powell Frith
Thus the ruffian speaks in the presence of the woman he had betrayed; but her love, though crushed, still urges her to become the man's good angel, and, seizing his arm, she cries: "'Hear me, Gaudin.
"John Leech, His Life and Work. Vol. 1"
William Powell Frith
"If we wished to appeal to common sense we should acknowledge, too often, that in the search for expansion we have only recognized the opportunity to satisfy the inclination which urges us to seek for pleasure.
"Common Sense Subtitle: How To Exercise It"

Famous quotes with Urges

  • Art hurts. Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.
    Gwendolyn Brooks
  • One camp accepts the Court's limits on contributions but urges the reinstatement of spending caps - even if this requires a constitutional amendment subjecting political speech, if not pornography, to government regulation.
    James L. Buckley
  • Agnosticism has nothing to impart. Its sermons are the exhortations of one who convinces you he stands on nothing and urges you to stand there too.
    Anna Julia Cooper
  • Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.
    Jim Davis
  • I'm obsessed with shopping. I'll get these urges to buy, like to shop for stuff on the Internet. I search for all kinds of weird gizmos I could get.
    Tom Felton

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