Desiderative Definition

dĭ-sĭdər-ə-tĭv, -ə-rā-, -zĭd-
adjective
Of, relating to, or expressing desire.
American Heritage
Designating a clause, a sentence, or in some languages an inflected verb form that expresses desire.
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noun

(linguistics) A verbal mood that has the meaning of “wanting to do something", found in languages such as Ancient Greek and Sanskrit.

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Other Word Forms of Desiderative

Noun

Singular:
desiderative
Plural:
desideratives

Origin of Desiderative

  • Latin desiderativus.

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