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)
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"
eager(adjective)sharp; sour; acid.
eager(adjective)sharp; keen; bitter; severe.
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.
eager(adjective)brittle; inflexible; not ductile.
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.
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.
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- [[си́лно]] [[жела́ещ]], нетърпели́вBulgarian
- begierig, gierig, eifrigGerman
- ávido, ilusionado, anhelante, entusiasmado, impaciente, ansiosoSpanish
- enthousiaste, impatient, désireuxFrench
- dealasach, dianScottish Gaelic
- avid, doritor, dornic, amator, nerăbdătorRomanian
- жа́ждущий, [[стра́стно]]/[[си́льно]] [[жела́ющий]], нетерпели́вый, рву́щийсяRussian
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