Origin of desirous
Examples from the Web for desirous
More painful is that a wide swath of the haredi population is ready and desirous for a more complete life.Voting For Yair Lapid, Israel’s Maimonides
Rabbi Daniel Landes
February 4, 2013
Her prior experience as a Wall Street whistle-blower had not left her desirous of more tumultuous press attention.Noreen Harrington: The Mets’ Madoff Whistle-Blower
March 19, 2012
This makes you, at turns, desirous of luxury and monkish asceticism, as you strike a balance between the two.The Stars Predict Your Week
Starsky + Cox
October 9, 2011
He's very grateful and desirous to serve me; and I am more than repaid.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
And why should he have saddened her by his doubts, since he was so desirous of her cure?The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
In his case, his friends not only recommended this, but he was desirous himself, of doing it.
But the brick-making did not suit the boy, who was ambitious, and desirous of learning.
I enclose the copy of my letter to my sister, which you are desirous to see.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
- (usually postpositive and foll by of) having or expressing desire (for); having a wish or longing (for)
Word Origin and History for desirous
c.1300, from Anglo-French desirous, Old French desirros (11c., Modern French désireux), from Vulgar Latin *desiderosus, from stem of Latin desiderare (see desire (v.)).