adjective \di-ˈzī(-ə)r-əs\

: wanting or wishing for something very much : feeling desire for something

Full Definition of DESIROUS

:  impelled or governed by desire <desirous of fame>
de·sir·ous·ly adverb
de·sir·ous·ness noun

Examples of DESIROUS

  1. <management is very desirous of finishing the project on time and within budget>

First Known Use of DESIROUS

14th century

Rhymes with DESIROUS


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