desirous


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de·sir·ous

 (dĭ-zīr′əs)
adj.
Having or expressing desire; desiring: Both sides were desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem.

de·sir′ous·ly adv.
de·sir′ous·ness n.

desirous

(dɪˈzaɪərəs)
adj
(usually: postpositive and foll by of) having or expressing desire (for); having a wish or longing (for)
deˈsirously adv
deˈsirousness n

de•sir•ous

(dɪˈzaɪər əs)

adj.
having or characterized by desire; desiring: desirous of fame and fortune.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French desireus. See desire, -ous]
de•sir′ous•ly, adv.
de•sir′ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.desirous - having or expressing desire for something; "desirous of high office"; "desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem"
undesiring, undesirous - having or feeling no desire; "a very private man, totally undesirous of public office"

desirous

Translations

desirous

[dɪˈzaɪərəs] ADJ (frm) → deseoso (of de) to be desirous ofdesear
to be desirous thatdesear que + subjun
to be desirous to do sthdesear hacer algo

desirous

[dɪˈzaɪərəs] adj
desirous of → désireux/euse de

desirous

adj (form) to be desirous of somethingetw wünschen; to be desirous of doing somethingden Wunsch haben, etw zu tun

desirous

[dɪˈzaɪərəs] adj (frm) desirous (of)desideroso/a (di)
References in classic literature ?
Her voice was high and rather shrill, and she often spoke with an anxious inflection, for she was exceedingly desirous that everything should go with due order and decorum.
Madame Ratignolle kissed Edna good-night, and went away, being in truth rather desirous of joining in the general and animated conversation which was still in progress concerning Mexico and the Mexicans.
I trust you may find it so," said the old gentleman, who seemed rather embarrassed, and desirous of avoiding the observation which Clifford's wild talk drew on them both.
He had begun an investigation, as he imagined, with the severe and equal integrity of a judge, desirous only of truth, even as if the question involved no more than the air-drawn lines and figures of a geometrical problem, instead of human passions, and wrongs inflicted on himself.
I observed, however, that one of them held somewhat aloof, and though he seemed desirous not to spoil the hilarity of his shipmates by his own sober face, yet upon the whole he refrained from making as much noise as the rest.
One of the first consequences of the discovery of the union was that Jurgis became desirous of learning English.
The woman seemed desirous, yet reluctant, to speak, and answered, in low, mysterious tone.
I have never declined paying the highway tax, because I am as desirous of being a good neighbor as I am of being a bad subject; and as for supporting schools, I am doing my part to educate my fellow countrymen now.
He seemed desirous of getting the poor girl out of existence.
However, as they are so very desirous to have dear Emma dine with them, and as you will both be there, and Mr.
In showing kindness to his cousins therefore he had the real satisfaction of a good heart; and in settling a family of females only in his cottage, he had all the satisfaction of a sportsman; for a sportsman, though he esteems only those of his sex who are sportsmen likewise, is not often desirous of encouraging their taste by admitting them to a residence within his own manor.
is desirous of meeting with a situation in a private family where the children are under fourteen (I thought that as I was barely eighteen, it would not do to undertake the guidance of pupils nearer my own age).