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eager

ea·ger

eager

 
 
pronunciation:
i gr
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: having or showing an impatient desire; anticipating enthusiastically.
We were eager for the game to start.
synonyms:
agog, anxious, athirst, avid, greedy, solicitous, thirsty
antonyms:
apathetic, grudging, listless, loath, reluctant, uneager, unenthusiastic, uninterested
similar words:
ambitious, craving, desirous, impatient, on edge, voracious, wishful, zealous
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derivations: eagerly (adv.), eagerness (n.)