Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not desiring; not wishing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having or feeling no desire

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Examples

  • His undesiring sighting of her body achieved the same effect for her as his desirous vision of Robinson: Caroline is disarticulated from the body/property scheme so necessary to the realism of sentimental narratives (to which the prince was himself addicted, believing Maria Fitzherbert to be his soulmate from whose bosom he had been torn by parental pressure to marry against his nature).

    Framing Romantic Dress: Mary Robinson, Princess Caroline and the Sex/Text

  • I trod air; no doubt, no fear, no hope even, disturbed me; I clasped with my soul the fulness of contentment, satisfied, undesiring, beatified.

    The Last Man

  • "Really," he said, "you and I in our old age might be hero and heroine of a little romance -- the undesiring objects of a hopeless affection!"

    The Yellow Crayon

  • She would be a star fixed in his sky, object of his undesiring worship.

    Treasure and Trouble Therewith A Tale of California

  • The convalescent is receptive and undesiring, or but very faintly desiring: the new blood coming into the frame like first dawn of light has not stirred the old passions; it is infant nature, with a tinge of superadded knowledge that is not cloud across it and lends it only a tender wistfulness.

    The Tragic Comedians — Complete

  • The convalescent is receptive and undesiring, or but very faintly desiring: the new blood coming into the frame like first dawn of light has not stirred the old passions; it is infant nature, with a tinge of superadded knowledge that is not cloud across it and lends it only a tender wistfulness.

    The Tragic Comedians — Volume 1

  • The convalescent is receptive and undesiring, or but very faintly desiring: the new blood coming into the frame like first dawn of light has not stirred the old passions; it is infant nature, with a tinge of superadded knowledge that is not cloud across it and lends it only a tender wistfulness.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • I trod air; no doubt, no fear, no hope even, disturbed me; I clasped with my soul the fulness of contentment, satisfied, undesiring, beatified.

    I.5

  • I trod air; no doubt, no fear, no hope even, disturbed me; I clasped with my soul the fulness of contentment, satisfied, undesiring, beatified.

    The Last Man

  • I trod air; no doubt, no fear, no hope even, disturbed me; I clasped with my soul the fulness of contentment, satisfied, undesiring, beatified.

    The Last Man

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