De*sir"ous (?), a. [F. d'esireux, OF. desiros, fr. desir. See Desire, n.]

Feeling desire; eagerly wishing; solicitous; eager to obtain; covetous.

Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him. John xvi. 19.

Be not desirous of his dainties. Prov. xxiii. 3.


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