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Definition 1: having or expressing desire for something - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where desirous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • desirous of high office
  • desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem

Synonyms for desirous in the sense of this definition

(desirous is similar to ...) marked by eager desire

"a big rich appetent Western city"

(desirous is similar to ...) (usually followed by `for') extremely desirous

"athirst for knowledge" "hungry for recognition" "thirsty for information"

(desirous is similar to ...) (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous

"avid for adventure" "an avid ambition to succeed" "fierce devouring affection" "the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity" "greedy for fame"

(desirous is similar to ...) showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages

"he was never covetous before he met her" "jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions" "envious of their art collection"

(desirous is similar to ...) unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things or persons

(desirous is similar to ...) longing to return home

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