HyperDic: desirous

English > 1 sense of the word desirous:
ADJECTIVEalldesirous, wishfulhaving or expressing desire for something
desirous > pronunciation
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > desirous: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningHaving or expressing desire for something.
  • "desirous of high office"
  • "desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem"
Narrowerappetentmarked by eager desire
athirst, hungry, thirsty(usually followed by 'for') extremely desirous
avid, devouring, esurient, greedy(often followed by 'for') ardently or excessively desirous
covetous, envious, jealousshowing extreme / extreme cupidity
homesickLonging to return home
nostalgicUnhappy about being away and longing for familiar things or persons
Oppositeundesirous, undesiringHaving or feeling no desire
Nounsdesiresomething that is desired

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