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desirous

[dih-zahyuh r-uh s] /dɪˈzaɪər əs/
adjective
1.
having or characterized by desire; desiring:
desirous of high political office.
Origin of desirous
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Old French desireus. See desire, -ous
Related forms
desirously, adverb
desirousness, noun
nondesirous, adjective
overdesirous, adjective
overdesirously, adverb
overdesirousness, noun
predesirous, adjective
predesirously, adverb
superdesirous, adjective
superdesirously, adverb
undesirous, adjective
undesirously, adverb
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desirous

/dɪˈzaɪərəs/
adjective
1.
usually postpositive and foll by of. having or expressing desire (for); having a wish or longing (for)
Derived Forms
desirously, adverb
desirousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for desirous
adj.

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.)).

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