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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

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How to use eager in a sentence?

  1. Tim Kaine:

    We have the availability of overwhelming air power, and we have boots on the ground that are ready and eager to fight -- the Peshmerga -- and they lack sufficient tools and equipment to do so. we cannot police a region that won't police itself, and so the ground troops need to be from the region, but the United States's strong support, via the air campaign, via training and equipping, helping guide the air campaign to make it effective -- that's what we should do.

  2. Randi Weingarten:

    Educators are eager to return to their classrooms and teach their students in person, but they don't want to do it without a plan that adequately protects everyone.

  3. Hla Myo:

    People are really interested in the election and eager to vote.

  4. Rand Paul:

    I fault Hillary Clinton. I fault President Obama. But I also fault the neoconservatives within my party like Marco Rubio who have been eager for war in Libya, in Syria, in Iraq, and they want a no-fly zone in an airspace where Russia is already flying, it's a foolhardy notion, and people really -- this is the kind of stepping it up to a debate over who would best be commander in chief that we really need in our country.

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    Republicans should be warned right here, right now, Democrats are not going to help you pass appropriations bills that lock in senseless, automatically triggered cuts that hurt the middle class, instead, we'll be eager to work with our Republican colleagues to prevent those cuts from taking effect and restoring both defense spending and vital middle class funding in an even way; $1 for defense, $1 for the middle class.


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