Definition of desirous in English:


Syllabification: de·sir·ous
Pronunciation: /diˈzīrəs


  • Having or characterized by desire: the pope was desirous of peace in Europe
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    • 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.
    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


Middle English: from Old French desireus, based on Latin desiderare 'to desire' (see desiderate).

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