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ea·ger 1

adj. ea·ger·er, ea·ger·est
1. Having or showing keen interest, intense desire, or impatient expectancy. See Usage Note at anxious.
2. Obsolete Tart; sharp; cutting.

[Middle English eger, sour, sharp, impetuous, from Anglo-Norman egre, from Latin ācer; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]

ea′ger·ly adv.
ea′ger·ness n.

ea·ger 2

 (ē′gər, ā′gər)
Variant of eagre.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eagerness - a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with somethingeagerness - a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
enthusiasm - a feeling of excitement
ardor, ardour, elan, zeal - a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause); "they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor"; "he felt a kind of religious zeal"
2.eagerness - prompt willingness; "readiness to continue discussions"; "they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel"; "they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority"; "he tried to explain his forwardness in battle"
willingness - cheerful compliance; "he expressed his willingness to help"


2. passion, interest, enthusiasm, intensity, fervour, ardour, earnestness, keenness, heartiness, thirst, intentness the voice of a woman speaking with breathless eagerness
تَوْق، تَلَهُّف على، تشوُّق
ákafi, kapp


[ˈiːgənɪs] N (= enthusiasm) → entusiasmo m; (= impatience) → impaciencia f; (= hopefulness) → ilusión f
eagerness to do sth: eagerness to succeedansias fpl de éxito
eagerness to learn/leaveganas fpl de aprender/marcharse, ansias fpl de aprender/marcharse
eagerness to help/pleasedeseo m de ayudar/agradar
in his eagerness to get there firsten su ansia por llegar el primero


[ˈiːgərnɪs] n
(= enthusiasm) → vif désir m
eagerness to do sth → volonté de faire qch
(= excitement) → excitation f


nEifer m; with eagernesseifrig; eagerness for power/vengeanceMacht-/Rachgier f; eagerness for combatKampflust f; eagerness for friendshipSuchen ntnach Freundschaft; such was his eagerness to please …er war so darauf bedacht zu gefallen, …; such was his eagerness to help …seine Bereitwilligkeit zu helfen war so groß, …


[ˈiːgənɪs] n (see adj) → passione f, impazienza, ansia; (for happiness, affection) → desiderio; (for knowledge, power) → sete f


(ˈiːgə) adjective
full of desire, interest etc; keen; enthusiastic. He is always eager to win.
ˈeagerness noun
ˈeagerly adverb