- Having or characterized by desire: the pope was desirous of peace in EuropeMore example sentences
eager for, desiring, anxious for, keen for, craving, yearning for, longing for, hungry for; ambitious for, aspiring to; covetous of, envious of• informal dying for, itching for
- At this point I was desirous of dying and disappearing at the same time.
- What's more, I contend that a person who is self-assured and who is not desirous of doing an activity which he/she considers disagreeable will have no need for alcohol.
- This was more or less the situation when European traders arrived with goods that they were desirous of exchanging with the farmers of the mainland and freshwater swamps.
Middle English: from Old French desireus, based on Latin desiderare 'to desire' (see desiderate).