desirous

adjective
de·​sir·​ous | \ di-ˈzī(-ə)r-əs How to pronounce desirous (audio) \

Definition of desirous

: impelled or governed by desire desirous of fame

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Other Words from desirous

desirously adverb
desirousness noun

Examples of desirous in a Sentence

management is very desirous of finishing the project on time and within budget
Recent Examples on the Web With the Biden administration’s pronouncements on climate and fossil fuels, API is undoubtedly desirous of a seat at the table. WSJ, 10 Mar. 2021 Electrochemical processes to separate REEs from the fly ash are not yet economically viable but the government is so desirous of critical minerals that NewAGE and others are being encouraged by DOE to continue research and development. Eric Tegler, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2021 The media has been very desirous that a Black quarterback do well. Mike Freeman, USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2021 The Aries moon is making the evening desirous, ravenous, and rapturous. Lisa Stardust, refinery29.com, 10 Feb. 2021 But Trump, who has already dismissed and replaced a legal team that intended to concentrate on these constitutional questions, appears desirous of a more vigorous defense. W. James Antle Iii, Washington Examiner, 2 Feb. 2021 Constant human contact is seen more as risky than desirous. Victor Davis Hanson Tribune News Service (tns), Star Tribune, 23 Oct. 2020 Constant human contact is seen more as risky than desirous. Victor Davis Hanson Tribune News Service (tns), Star Tribune, 23 Oct. 2020 Constant human contact is seen more as risky than desirous. Victor Davis Hanson Tribune News Service (tns), Star Tribune, 23 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of desirous

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Desirous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/desirous. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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desirous

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of desirous

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

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