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1. desirous

adjective. ['dɪˈzaɪrəs'] having or expressing desire for something.

Synonyms

  • avid
  • homesick
  • jealous
  • appetent
  • devouring
  • envious
  • thirsty
  • wishful
  • nostalgic
  • esurient
  • athirst
  • hungry
  • greedy

Antonyms

  • unacquisitive
  • unenthusiastic
  • trustful
  • nonabsorbent

Etymology

  • desirrous (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • -ous (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Example sentences of the word desirous


1. Adjective
You may feel an increased interest in family history and desirous to make connections with relatives who are deceased.

Quotes containing the word desirous


1. [...]the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!
- Jack Kerouac, On the Road

2. I know of no society in human history that ever suffered because its people became too desirous of evidence in support of their core beliefs.
- Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation

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