Definition of Desirous

1. Adjective. Having or expressing desire for something. "Desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem"




Definition of Desirous

1. a. Feeling desire; eagerly wishing; solicitous; eager to obtain; covetous.

Definition of Desirous

1. Adjective. Feeling desire; eagerly wishing; solicitous; eager to obtain; covetous. ¹

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Definition of Desirous

1. desiring [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Desirous

desired future condition
desireful
desirefulness
desireless
desirelessness
desirement
desirements
desirer
desirers
desires
desirest
desireth
desiring
desirings
desirive
desirous (current term)
desirously
desirousness
desirousnesses
desist
desistance
desistances
desisted
desisting
desistive
desists
desition
desitions
desitive
desitives

Literary usage of Desirous

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1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1860)
"Singlewoman aged 20 yeares, is desirous to passe for New England there to Inhabit! ... aged 17 yeares, are desirous to passe into New England to inhabit! ..."

2. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with A Journal of a Tour to the by James Boswell, Samuel Johnson (1888)
"But perhaps a man, after knowing his own character—the limited strength of his own mind, should not be desirous of having too much wisdom, considering, ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"The reporter was desirous to escape from the labor of preparing two volumes for the press, and still more desirous to avoid imposing upon the profession the ..."

4. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1875)
"WHY DEMOCRATIC NATIONS ARE NATURALLY desirous OF PEACE, AND DEMOCRATIC ARMIES OF WAR. THE same interests, the same fears, the same passions which deter ..."

5. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"... and was still desirous, in accordance with the who does lesson which he had been taught by Alcibiades himself, bethought" to wear them both out. ..."

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