desirous desirous  /dɪ ˈzaɪ rəs/


  • (adj) having or expressing desire for something


  1. General Crowder, famed author of the 1917 conscription act, has been for some time desirous of returning to private life.
  2. We are desirous of signing one some day with brave old England, as soon as she may be willing to agree to what is vital to us concerning Germany.
  3. The World, desirous of bringing the next Democratic National Convention to New York City, addressed a letter to William Randolph Hearst, interrogating his view of the.


  • Alice Saga's Wonderland

    "I shambled after as usual as I've been doing all my life after people that interest me, because the only people that interest me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yearn or say a commonplace thing...but burn, burn, burn like roman candles across the night." - From the original manuscript of On the Road by ...
    on August 30, 2013     Source: StyleBistro


  1. "They see it as being dominated by chauvinistic Shiite warlords at least allied with Iran, and desirous of reducing the Sunni community to a powerless minority," Pollack said.
    on Aug 2, 2007 By: Kenneth Pollack Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. Limbaugh added: "Sorry to say this, I don't think he's been that good from the get-go. I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. There is a little hope...
    on Apr 10, 2007 By: Rush Limbaugh Source: Times Herald-Record

  3. "I don't know about that," Clinton said, before saying she recalled seeing stories about teenage girls videotaping themselves bullying other girls. "What kind of lessons are they getting at home that they are so desirous of seeing themselves...
    on May 3, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Washington Post

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