Examples of eager in a Sentence
- … 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.
Recent Examples of eager from the Web
But thanks to a wave of creative chefs pushing past tradition, and respected Japanese chains eager for expansion, words like izakaya, omakase, and kaiseki have become embedded in our culinary lexicon.
But the departure of numerous executives—including former CEO Travis Kalanick—and the introduction of tech dynamo Bozoma Saint John as the new chief brand office indicated the company was eager to make a change.
Behind the scenes, the Trump administration has continued to debate its best move, with the eager-to-dialogue State Department clashing with the more hawkish White House and National Security Council.
On Thursday night, the former Daily Show host debuted some scathing material about white supremacists—and gave eager fans an idea of what his upcoming comedy specials might be like.
Google quickly fired the software engineer who wrote it, turning him into something of a martyr among conservatives eager to lionize an ideological defector.
The central bank, which is eager to cut rates to prevent the krona from appreciating, is welcoming the competition as a potential counter to growing wage pressure on inflation.
The Hopkinsville area is expected to be flooded with between 100- and 200,000 eclipse chasers eager to experience the moment when the moon covers the sun more completely than at anywhere else on the planet.
Whereas some private television channels are seen as eager mouthpieces, others face pressures that range from reprimands on the phone to threats and unfortunate incidents.
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Synonymsagog, antsy, anxious, ardent, athirst, avid, crazy, desirous, enthused, enthusiastic, excited, geeked [slang], great, greedy, gung ho, hepped up, hopped-up, hot, hungry, impatient, juiced, keen, nuts, pumped, raring, solicitous, stoked [slang], thirsty, voracious, wild, champing at the bit, chomping at the bit
Antonymsapathetic, indifferent, uneager, unenthusiastic
Related Wordsengaged, interested; happy, hung up, obsessed; ambitious, appetent, covetous, craving, hankering, longing, pining; breathless, restive, restless; amenable, disposed, game, glad, inclined, ready, unreluctant, willing
Near Antonymscasual, incurious, insouciant, nonchalant, unconcerned, uninterested; aloof, detached, disinterested; impassive, stolid; halfhearted, lackadaisical, languid, languorous, lukewarm, spiritless; averse, disinclined, hesitant, loath (also loth or loathe), reluctant, unwilling
Synonym Discussion of eager
- eager to get started
- avid for new thrills
- keen on the latest fashions
- anxious not to make a social blunder
- athirst for adventure
EAGER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of eager for English Language Learners
: very excited and interested : feeling a strong and impatient desire to do something or for something
EAGER Defined for Kids
Definition of eager for Students
- … bright eager eyes were looking up into hers …
- —Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Synonym Discussion of eager
- Eager travelers waited for their train.
- I was anxious to learn who won.
- The new scouts are keen to learn.
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