[ US /dɪˈzaɪɹəs/ ]
[ UK /dɪzˈa‍ɪ‍əɹəs/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. having or expressing desire for something
    desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem
    desirous of high office
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How To Use desirous In A Sentence

  • The Sub – Prior readily obeyed the first part of the Abbot’s injunction, but paused upon the second — “It is Friday, most reverend,” he said in Latin, desirous that the hint should escape, if possible, the ears of the stranger. The Monastery
  • Having neither opium nor hashish on hand, and being desirous of filling his brain with twilight, he had had recourse to that fearful mixture of brandy, stout, absinthe, which produces the most terrible of lethargies. Les Miserables
  • I was desirous, but unable, to obey; these gleams were such as preluded the stroke by which he fell; the hour, perhaps, was the same -- I shuddered as if I had beheld, suspended over me, the exterminating sword. Wieland; or the Transformation. An American Tale.
  • On the 6th May he dined with Her Majesty at Marlborough House; on the 7th he received a deputation from the inhabitants of his native town of Whittlesey, who were desirous of making him a presentation. The Autobiography of Liuetenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G. C. B.
  • This, as may be imagined, made her husband no less desirous of a separation than herself, and he prosecuted his design in the most effectual manner: for he applied, not to the ecclesiastical courts for a divorce, but to the Parliament for an Act by which his marriage might be dissolved, the nuptial contract annulled, and the children of his wife illegitimated. Johnson's Lives of the Poets — Volume 1
  • Lavinia and Camilla, perfectly relieved now from all fears for their brother, repaired to the study of their father, anxious to endeavour to chear him, and to accelerate a meeting and reconciliation for Lionel; but they found him desirous to be alone, though kindly, and unsolicited, he promised to admit his son before dinner. Camilla
  • But they as it seemed, being desirous to stay, accepted verie thankfully, and with great gladnesse that which vvas offred first. Summarie and true discourse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian voyage
  • Wee render vnto your highnesse vnspeakeable thanks for those things which by your letters, and by your discreete subiect the Abbat of Lisa, you haue signified vnto vs, and also for that you are right willing and desirous to begin and to conclude betweene vs both, a league of peace and amitie. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation
  • In this era of mass media and information technology, anyone desirous of seeking knowledge of other faiths can do so.
  • He heard from his prison the bridge re-echo with the tread of horses, and would ask of his jailer respecting those who were arriving, whether they might be his judges, or those desirous of witnessing his punishment. Anne of Geierstein
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