desiderative

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Etymology[edit]

Latin desiderativus.

Adjective[edit]

desiderative (comparative more desiderative, superlative most desiderative)

  1. Having or indicating wish or desire.
  2. (grammar) Of a verb expressing a wish.

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Noun[edit]

desiderative (plural desideratives)

  1. (linguistics, grammar) A verbal mood that has the meaning of “wanting to do something”, found in languages such as Ancient Greek and Sanskrit; the optative.
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Adjective[edit]

desiderative

  1. feminine plural of desiderativo