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Synonyms for desirous
dɪˈzaɪər əsde·sirous

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. desirous

    One is eager who impatiently desires to accomplish some end; one is earnest with a desire that is less impatient, but more deep, resolute, and constant; one is anxious with a desire that foresees rather the pain of disappointment than the delight of attainment. One is eager for the gratification of any appetite or passion; he is earnest in conviction, purpose, or character. Eager usually refers to some specific and immediate satisfaction, earnest to something permanent and enduring; the patriotic soldier is earnest in his devotion to his country, eager for a decisive battle.

    Synonyms:
    animated, anxious, ardent, burning, eager, earnest, enthusiastic, fervent, glowing, hot, impatient, impetuous, importunate, intense, intent, keen, longing, vehement, yearning, zealous

    Antonyms:
    apathetic, calm, careless, cold, cool, dispassionate, frigid, heedless, indifferent, negligent, phlegmatic, purposeless, regardless, stolid, stony, stupid, unconcerned, uninterested, unmindful, unmoved

    Preposition:
    Eager for (more rarely after) favor, honor, etc.; eager in pursuit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. desirous, wishfuladjective

    having or expressing desire for something

    "desirous of high office"; "desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem"

    Synonyms:
    aspirant, wishful, aspiring(a)

    Antonyms:
    undesiring, undesirous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. desirousadjective

    Synonyms:
    eager, longing, solicitous, desiring, feeling a desire

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "desirous":

    desiring, eager, wishing, willing, keen

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How to use desirous in a sentence?

  1. Jack Kerouac, On the Road:

    The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing.

  2. Kristen Stewart:

    What is really obvious and apparent is the difference between why people make movies in France and why people make movies in the States, i like the fact that people aren't dying to make a bunch of money and win a popularity contest, they're actually just desirous of telling stories - so I feel at home here.

  3. Confucius:

    Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.

  4. David Friedman:

    The Israelis are obviously desirous of this, and United States've requested this, and United States're very happy by United States, but the decision was made because it was viewed to be in the best interests of the United States and something the President had promised during the campaign.

  5. Jean-Jacques Rousseau:

    As long as there are rich people in the world, they will be desirous of distinguishing themselves from the poor.


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