Simple Definition of eager
: very excited and interested : feeling a strong and impatient desire to do something or for something
Examples of eager
… wine connoisseurs eager to visit cellars and late-fall pilgrims seeking the increasingly rare white truffle … —Corby Kummer, Atlantic, August 2000
… so many religions were steeped in an absolutist frame of mind—each convinced that it alone had a monopoly on the truth and therefore eager for the state to impose this truth on others. —Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World, 1996
She was eager to get started.
The crowd was eager for more.
Origin of eager
Middle English egre, from Anglo-French egre, aigre, from Latin acer — more at edge
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of eager
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