What does the word desirous mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Having desire; wishing; craving.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Desirously.

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. This morning rose, receiving a messenger from Sir G. Carteret and a letter from Mr. Coventry, one contrary to another, about our letter to my Lord Treasurer, at which I am troubled, but I went to Sir George, and being desirous to please both, I think I have found out a way to do it. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  3. 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