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Definitions for desirous
dɪˈzaɪər əsde·sirous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. desirous, wishful(adj)

    having or expressing desire for something

    "desirous of high office"; "desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem"


  1. desirous(Adjective)

    Feeling desire; eagerly wishing; solicitous; eager to obtain; covetous.

    Etymology: desirrous, from desirrer + -ous

Webster Dictionary

  1. Desirous(noun)

    feeling desire; eagerly wishing; solicitous; eager to obtain; covetous

    Etymology: [F. dsireux, OF. desiros, fr. desir. See Desire, n.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of desirous in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of desirous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of desirous in a Sentence

  1. David Friedman:

    The Israelis are obviously desirous of this, and United States've requested this, and United States're very happy by United States, but the decision was made because it was viewed to be in the best interests of the United States and something the President had promised during the campaign.

  2. Confucius:

    Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.

  3. Jean-Jacques Rousseau:

    As long as there are rich people in the world, they will be desirous of distinguishing themselves from the poor.

  4. Kristen Stewart:

    What is really obvious and apparent is the difference between why people make movies in France and why people make movies in the States, i like the fact that people aren't dying to make a bunch of money and win a popularity contest, they're actually just desirous of telling stories - so I feel at home here.

  5. Jack Kerouac, On the Road:

    The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing.

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