marked by active interest and enthusiasm
devouring(a), esurient, zealous, avid, greedy
zealousadjectiveFull of zeal; ardent, fervent; exhibiting enthusiasm or strong passion.
ardent, passionate, eager, zealotic, fervent, enthusiastic
indifferent, dispassionate, unenthusiastic, apathetic
English Synonyms and Antonyms
One is eager who impatiently desires to accomplish some end; one is earnest with a desire that is less impatient, but more deep, resolute, and constant; one is anxious with a desire that foresees rather the pain of disappointment than the delight of attainment. One is eager for the gratification of any appetite or passion; he is earnest in conviction, purpose, or character. Eager usually refers to some specific and immediate satisfaction, earnest to something permanent and enduring; the patriotic soldier is earnest in his devotion to his country, eager for a decisive battle.
animated, anxious, ardent, burning, desirous, eager, earnest, enthusiastic, fervent, glowing, hot, impatient, impetuous, importunate, intense, intent, keen, longing, vehement, yearning
apathetic, calm, careless, cold, cool, dispassionate, frigid, heedless, indifferent, negligent, phlegmatic, purposeless, regardless, stolid, stony, stupid, unconcerned, uninterested, unmindful, unmoved
Eager for (more rarely after) favor, honor, etc.; eager in pursuit.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
ardent, eager, keen, earnest, fervent, fervid, warm, glowing, burning, fiery, passionate, enthusiastic, devoted, swift, prompt, ready, forward
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