Definitions for eagerness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ea•gerˈi gər(adj.)

  1. characterized by keen or enthusiastic desire or interest; impatiently longing:

    eager to try it.

  2. characterized by or revealing earnestness or expectancy:

    an eager look.

  3. Archaic. keen; sharp; biting.

Origin of eager:

1250–1300; ME egre < AF, OF egre, aigre < VL *ācrus for L ācer sharp


Princeton's WordNet

  1. eagerness, avidity, avidness, keenness(noun)

    a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something

  2. readiness, eagerness, zeal, forwardness(noun)

    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"


  1. eagerness(Noun)

    The state or quality of being eager; ardent desire.

  2. eagerness(Noun)

    Tartness; sourness

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eagerness(noun)

    the state or quality of being eager; ardent desire

  2. Eagerness(noun)

    tartness; sourness

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