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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. eagerness

    The old meaning of enthusiasm implies a pseudo-inspiration, an almost frantic extravagance in behalf of something supposed to be an expression of the divine will. This sense remains as the controlling one in the kindred noun enthusiast. Enthusiasm has now chiefly the meaning of an earnest and commendable devotion, an intense and eager interest. Against the hindrances of the world, nothing great and good can be carried without a certain fervor, intensity, and vehemence; these joined with faith, courage, and hopefulness make enthusiasm. Zeal is burning earnestness, always tending to vigorous action with all the devotion of enthusiasm, tho often without its hopefulness. Compare EAGER.

    Synonyms:
    ardor, devotion, earnestness, ecstasy, enthusiasm, excitement, extravagance, fanaticism, fervency, fervor, frenzy, inspiration, intensity, passion, rapture, transport, vehemence, warmth, zeal

    Antonyms:
    calculation, calmness, caution, coldness, deadness, dulness, indifference, lukewarmness, policy, prudence, timidity, wariness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eagerness, avidity, avidness, keennessnoun

    a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something

    Synonyms:
    zeal, avidity, readiness, avidness, forwardness, keenness, sharpness, acuteness, acuity

  2. readiness, eagerness, zeal, forwardnessnoun

    prompt willingness

    "readiness to continue discussions"; "they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel"; "they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority"; "he tried to explain his forwardness in battle"

    Synonyms:
    avidity, ardor, pushiness, readiness, keenness, set, avidness, zeal, preparation, ardour, bumptiousness, facility, cockiness, preparedness, elan, forwardness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. eagernessnoun

    Synonyms:
    longing, yearning, avidity, greediness, impatience

  2. eagernessnoun

    Synonyms:
    ardor, zeal, vehemence, impetuosity, earnestness, fervor, fervency, heartiness, devotion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. eagernessnoun

    Synonyms:
    impatience, avidity, fervor, zeal, intensity, empressement, impetuosity, vehemence, heartiness, intentness ardor, devotion

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "eagerness":

    impatience, zeal, enthusiasm, alacrity, willingness, desire

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How to use eagerness in a sentence?

  1. George Eliot, Middlemarch:

    What we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.

  2. Chuck Schumer:

    I worry that this president, in his eagerness to strike a deal and get the acclaim and a photo op, will strike a quick one and a bad one, not a strong one, not a lasting one.

  3. President Trump:

    Also troubling has been the eagerness of the American news media to carry water for the Chinese Communist government and attempt to silence accurate descriptions of the origin of the crisis.

  4. Patrick Ryder:

    The Coalition does remain in contact with New Syrian Forces elements who have graduated from the program, who have expressed their eagerness to continue the counter-ISIL fight.

  5. David Letterman:

    When our announcer of 15 years Bill Wendell retired, producer Robert Morton came to my office with an audio tape containing auditions for several announcers. Alan’s was the first and only voice we listened to. We knew he would be our choice, whatever else, we always had the best announcer in television. Wonderful voice and eagerness to play a goofy character of himself. Did I mention he could sing? Yes he could. He enthusiastically did it all. A very sad day, but many great memories.


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