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 ?
Hence it might and probably would happen that the foreign nation with whom the SOUTHERN confederacy might be at war would be the one with whom the NORTHERN confederacy would be the most desirous of preserving peace and friendship.
Barbicane, desirous of obtaining some notion of the effect of the shock at the moment of the projectile's departure, had procured a 38-inch mortar from the arsenal of Pensacola.
Sir," said the lieutenant, "my serjeant informed me that you are desirous of enlisting in the company I have at present under my command; if so, sir, we shall very gladly receive a gentleman who promises to do much honour to the company by bearing arms in it.
My lieutenant, for instance, is a man of wonderful courage and enterprise; he is madly desirous of glory, or rather, to word my phrase more characteristically, of advancement in his profession.
The master of The Young Amelia, who was very desirous of retaining amongst his crew a man of Edmond's value, had offered to advance him funds out of his future profits, which Edmond had accepted.
After a good deal of fruitless argument the question was referred for decision to a passing Coyote, who was a bit of a demagogue and desirous to stand well with both.
However, he would," as he said, "debate the matter no farther, because he was more desirous to know my own story, the country where I was born, and the several actions and events of my life, before I came hither.
Whereas, his Excellency the Governor has instructed us of his late resolution, respecting the matter proposed to the inhabitants, and has ordered us to communicate the same in person, his Excellency being desirous that each of them should be fully satisfied of his Majesty's intentions, which he has also ordered us to communicate to you, such as they have been given to him.
They had a few rifles among them, and were extremely desirous of bartering for those of Captain Bonneville's men; offering a couple of good running horses for a light rifle.
This conduct obtained for him afterwards the post of Joubert; for Mazarin, instead of bearing malice, admired him, and was desirous of attaching so much fidelity to himself.
Now he is desirous to have his whole plan of government neither a democracy nor an oligarchy, but something between both, which he calls a polity, for it is to be composed of men-at-arms.
Fourthly, it was announced, that, on the second day, there should be a general tournament, in which all the knights present, who were desirous to win praise, might take part; and being divided into two bands of equal numbers, might fight it out manfully, until the signal was given by Prince John to cease the combat.