Related formsun·de·sired, adjectivewell-de·sired, adjective
Definition for desired (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), de·sired, de·sir·ing.
Origin of desire
Examples from the Web for desired
Trying to fine-tune all that to a desired end is not only a form of madness but doomed to failure.
Several posts showed an obvious aggression towards the women he desired.
Only the desired outcome he seeks is the correct one—the work of the grand jury be damned.As Michael Brown Grand Jury Winds Down, Is Ferguson on the Brink of War?|Ron Christie|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As with any negotiation, what matters in the end is getting the desired outcome, not just scoring points along the way.
Once the book was done, he promised Ina, they would finally take the trip to France they had desired for so long.‘The Power Broker’ Turns 40: How Robert Caro Wrote a Masterpiece|Scott Porch|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It cannot be conceived apart from ends purposed and desired.Ethics|John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
If stamping is desired, make rows of small circles, regular or irregular, by using the nail set and a wood mallet.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
Had she desired she might have remained and resumed an easy life with her tribe.Whitman's Ride Through Savage Lands|Oliver Woodson Nixon
On other occasions when he wanted them to keep their distance, he found mere growling to have the desired effect."Over There" with the Australians|R. Hugh Knyvett
"Never," replied our host in such a way that any but a fool must have understood that he desired nothing less than such a meeting.Bardelys the Magnificent|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for desired
Related formsRelated adjective: orectic
Derived Formsdesirer, noun
Word Origin for desire
Idioms and Phrases with desired
see leave a lot to be desired.