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Synonyms for eager
ˈi gər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tidal bore, bore, eagre, aegir, eager(adj)

    a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)

    Synonyms:
    dullard, aegir, bore-hole, eagre, drill hole, bore, calibre, caliber, tidal bore, gauge

    Antonyms:
    reluctant, uneager

  2. eager(adj)

    having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy

    "eager to learn"; "eager to travel abroad"; "eager for success"; "eager helpers"; "an eager look"

    Antonyms:
    uneager, reluctant

Wiktionary

  1. eager(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    raring

  2. eager(adjective)

    sharp; sour; acid.

    Synonyms:
    raring

  3. eager(adjective)

    sharp; keen; bitter; severe.

    Synonyms:
    raring

  4. eager(adjective)

    Excited by desire in the pursuit of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement.

    Synonyms:
    raring

  5. eager(adjective)

    brittle; inflexible; not ductile.

    Synonyms:
    raring

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. eager

    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.

    Synonyms:
    animated, anxious, ardent, burning, desirous, earnest, enthusiastic, fervent, glowing, hot, impatient, impetuous, importunate, intense, intent, keen, longing, vehement, yearning, zealous

    Antonyms:
    apathetic, calm, careless, cold, cool, dispassionate, frigid, heedless, indifferent, negligent, phlegmatic, purposeless, regardless, stolid, stony, stupid, unconcerned, uninterested, unmindful, unmoved

    Preposition:
    Eager for (more rarely after) favor, honor, etc.; eager in pursuit.

Editors Contribution

  1. passionate

    i am passionate to help. i am eager to help.

    Submitted by Lola_1 on July 2, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. eager(a.)

    Synonyms:
    longing, yearning, greedy, impatient, keenly desirous

  2. eager(a.)

    Synonyms:
    ardent, zealous, vehement, impetuous, earnest, animated, fervent, fervid, glowing, hot, sanguine

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. eager(a)

    Synonyms:
    ardent, avid, zealous, impetuous, vehement, intent, animated, impatient, fervent, athirst, impassioned ravenous, anxious, glowing, keen

    Antonyms:
    indifferent, apathetic, dispassionate, phlegmatic, unconcerned unmoved, stolid

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    anxious, impatient, keen, enthusiastic, willing, desirous, greedy, avid, excited, ardent

How to pronounce eager?

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How to say eager in sign language?

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How to use eager in a sentence?

  1. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis:

    Our government is eager to rationalize the pension system (for example, by limiting early retirement), proceed with partial privatization of public assets, ...create a fully independent tax commission.

  2. Homer:

    It is equally wrong to speed a guest who does not want to go, and to keep one back who is eager. You ought to make welcome the present guest, and send forth the one who wishes to go.

  3. Thom Breckenridge:

    We are very eager to understand RAAF's needs and talk to them about why we see the benefits of T-X.

  4. Francois La Rochefoucauld:

    The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than about what others are saying, and we never listen when we are eager to speak.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    When I see a dancing butterfly, when I see a half blooming flower, their eager wish to make this world happy, my mind dances with joy, my soul emerges in happiness.


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