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desired

[dih-zahyuh rd]
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adjective
  1. yearned or wished for; coveted.
  2. deemed correct or proper; selected; required: The chef added stock until the sauce reached the desired consistency.
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Origin of desired

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at desire, -ed2
Related formsun·de·sired, adjectivewell-de·sired, adjective
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  • Ruth received with reluctance these pledges of his undesired affection.

    Mistress Wilding

    Rafael Sabatini

  • We count upon a desired future; we do not count upon the undesired.

    English Synonyms and Antonyms

    James Champlin Fernald

  • He got out, and the Car seemed to hasten away as from an undesired doom.

    Ripeness is All

    Jesse Roarke

  • A faint bleat, and he gazed at the undesired world with resignation.

    The Quaint Companions

    Leonard Merrick

  • The undesired witnesses took the hint and quitted the store.

    The Lincoln Story Book

    Henry L. Williams