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Definition of desirous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

desirous

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//dɪˈzaɪrəs//
 
[not before noun] desirous (of something / of doing something) desirous (to do something) (formal)
 
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having a wish for something; wanting something At that point Franco was desirous of prolonging the war.
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