[ dih-zahyuh r-uh s ]
/ dɪˈzaɪər əs /


having or characterized by desire; desiring: desirous of high political office.

Origin of desirous

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

OTHER WORDS FROM desirous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for desirous

/ (dɪˈzaɪərəs) /


(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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