desirable vs desirous : Common Errors in English

About desirable vs desirous

When you desire something, you are desirous of it. The thing you desire is desirable.

desirable Meaning(s)

  • (a) worth having or seeking or achieving
  • (s) worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse

desirous Meaning(s)

  • (a) having or expressing desire for something

desirable in News

  1. Aromatic Delight

    Cafe Aroma and Idyllwild’s fresh mountain air makes food taste that much better We know why good old SoCal is such a desirable place to live—we’ve got beaches, decent weather year-round and nearby mountains for a short winter snow trips…
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Inland Empire Weekly

  2. Goats cleaning up at Nahant Marsh

    Staffers at Davenport's Nahant Marsh have tried all kinds of ways to get rid of invasive plants that crowd out desirable native varieties. They've mowed, pulled, cut and treated stumps with chemicals.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Quad-City Times

  3. Toucher & Rich: Know Your Armpits Of America

    There are places on this planet that are less desirable, according to the local news, and some are even in this country. Places where crazy or weird news stories seem to be the norm. So Toucher & Rich are doing their due diligence to warn you about these “Armpits of America.” Rich will give a short description of a real news story, and it’s your job to guess where the story came from.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: CBS Boston

desirous in News

  • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

    Immortalizing Riverside’s Imprints of “The Golden Dream” The golden dream has always existed within the desirous minds of Americans. It’s stated on the Statue of Liberty herself, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”…
    on July 3, 2013 Source: Inland Empire Weekly

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