Tuesday, August 10, 1999
Definitions for desideratum
- Something desired or considered necessary.
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Citations for desideratum
No one in Berkeley -- at least, no one I consorted with -- thought art was for sissies, or that a pensionable job was the highest desideratum.
Immense wealth, and its lavish expenditure, fill the great house with all that can please the eye, or tempt the taste. Here, appetite, not food, is the great desideratum.
Origin of desideratum
Desideratum is from Latin desideratum, "a thing desired," from desiderare, "to desire."