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Synonyms for eager
ˈi gərea·ger

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  1. eageradjective

    Synonyms:
    raring

  2. eageradjective

    sharp; sour; acid.

    Synonyms:
    raring

  3. eageradjective

    sharp; keen; bitter; severe.

    Synonyms:
    raring

  4. eageradjective

    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. eageradjective

    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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tidal bore, bore, eagre, aegir, eageradjective

    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. eageradjective

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. passionate

    i am keen and excited to help. i am eager to help.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 7, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. eageradjective

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

  2. eageradjective

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

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How to use eager in a sentence?

  1. Sir Walter Besant:

    Tolerance is the eager and glad acceptance of the way along which others seek the truth.

  2. Carlos Ghosn:

    I will attend my trial not only because I am legally obligated to do so, but because I am eager to finally have the opportunity to defend myself, i am not guilty of the charges against me and I look forward to defending my reputation in the courtroom.

  3. David Frankel:

    Meryl was eager to make the movie, and she said' let me meet with her.' ' Brokeback Mountain' was about to come out. Annie had a wonderful, small role in Brokeback Mountain '. And Meryl watched that scene from the movie, she met with her and called up Tom Rothman at Fox and said,' Yeah, this girl's great, and I think we'll work well together,'.

  4. Staff Mark Meadows:

    Democratic leaders are eager for an expansive agreement, as are PresidentTrump and top Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. But perhaps one half of Senate Republicans, mostly conservatives and those not facing difficult races this fall, are likely to oppose any deal. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson weighs in on the potential ‘ phase 4 ’ coronavirus relief bill on ‘ Sunday Morning Futures. ’ Prior talks had yielded little progress and Saturdays cautious optimism was a break from gloomy private assessments among GOP negotiators. The administration is willing to extend the newly expired $ 600 jobless benefit, at least in the short term, but is balking at other Democratic demands like aid for state and local governments, food stamp increases, and assistance to renters and homeowners. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said restoring the $ 600 supplemental jobless benefit is critically important to Trump. Were still a long ways apart and I dont want to suggest that a deal is imminent because it is not.

  5. Genevieve McDonald:

    Targeting people because of their license plates will not serve any of us well, except for in the most extreme circumstances, we do not have the authority to control the movement of US citizens within our borders, and frankly, I'm concerned about the number of people who are eager to hand their rights over to the government.


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