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English definition of “desirous”

desirous

adjective [after verb]     /dɪˈzaɪə.rəs/ US  /dəˈzaɪr.əs/ old-fashioned formal
wanting something: The duke is desirous of meeting you.Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
(Definition of desirous adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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