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.
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|Michael Daly|March 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This makes you, at turns, desirous of luxury and monkish asceticism, as you strike a balance between the two.
For these reasons England was desirous of obtaining possession of the New Netherlands.The Colonies 1492-1750|Reuben Gold Thwaites
A demonstrative person, I take it, is he who is desirous of speaking out what is in his heart.Castle Richmond|Anthony Trollope
She was desirous of completing it before the next morning, which was that of her aunt's birthday.Thomas Wingfold, Curate|George MacDonald
The chief was desirous also of sparing the feelings of the parents of the boy, whom he liked.The Campers Out|Edward S. Ellis
This adventure caused much conversation in the camp; and all the officers were desirous of beholding so martial a female.The Sylph, Volume I and II|Georgiana Cavendish
British Dictionary definitions for desirous
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.)).