What does the word desirous mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Desirously.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Having desire; wishing; craving.

Usage examples for desirous

  1. At this hour a middle- aged married doctor would be welcomed; all were desirous of being seen, if only for a moment, on the arm of a man. – Muslin by George Moore
  2. For my part, I was as desirous of being produced, as ever a young lady was to come out; and then my companions in the drawer were not of the most agreeable character. – Autobiography of a Pocket-Hankerchief by James Fenimore Cooper