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desirous

[ dih-zahyuhr-uhs ]
/ dɪˈzaɪər əs /
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adjective
having or characterized by desire; desiring: desirous of high political office.
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Origin of desirous

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English word from Old French word desireus.See desire, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for desirous

desirous
/ (dɪˈzaɪərəs) /

adjective
(usually postpositive and foll by of) having or expressing desire (for); having a wish or longing (for)

Derived forms of desirous

desirously, adverbdesirousness, noun
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