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Meaning of DESIROUS

Pronunciation:  di'zIrus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  having or expressing desire for something; "desirous of high office"; "desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem"

DESIROUS is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: appetent, athirst(p), avid, covetous, devouring(a), envious, esurient, greedy, green, hungry(p), jealous, thirsty(p)
 Antonyms: undesiring, undesirous



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*sir"ous\, a. [F. d['e]sireux, OF. desiros, fr.
desir. See {Desire}, n.]
Feeling desire; eagerly wishing; solicitous; eager to obtain;

      Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him. --John
                                               xvi. 19.

      Be not desirous of his dainties.         --Prov. xxiii.

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