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athirst

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showing urgent desire or interest

  • was athirst for any news at all about family members serving in the war zone
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champing at the bit, chomping at the bit

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Synonym Discussion of athirst

eager, avid, keen, anxious, athirst mean moved by a strong and urgent desire or interest. eager implies ardor and enthusiasm and sometimes impatience at delay or restraint.
    • eager to get started
avid adds to eager the implication of insatiability or greed.
    • avid for new thrills
keen suggests intensity of interest and quick responsiveness in action.
    • keen on the latest fashions
anxious emphasizes fear of frustration or failure or disappointment.
    • anxious not to make a social blunder
athirst stresses yearning but not necessarily readiness for action.
    • athirst for adventure

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