eager

[หˆiหษกษ™r]

eager Definition

having or showing keen interest, intense desire, or impatient expectancy.

Using eager: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "eager" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The children were eager to open their presents on Christmas morning.

  • Example

    She was eager to start her new job.

  • Example

    He was eager to learn more about the topic.

  • Example

    The team was eager to win the championship.

eager Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using eager

  • to be very eager to start something or do something

    Example

    The students were champing at the bit to start the experiment.

  • very eager and enthusiastic

    Example

    He's as eager as a beaver to get started on the project.

  • eager for blood

    very eager to fight or argue

    Example

    The two politicians were eager for blood during the debate.

Phrases with eager

  • a person who is very enthusiastic and hardworking, sometimes to the point of being annoying

    Example

    He's always the first one to volunteer for extra work - such an eager beaver!

  • something that is highly anticipated or expected with great enthusiasm

    Example

    The eagerly anticipated movie finally hit theaters last weekend.

  • a person who is very willing to do what others want them to do, often to the point of being subservient

    Example

    She's always eager to please her boss, even if it means working long hours.

Origins of eager

from Old Norse 'agi', meaning 'sharp point'

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Summary: eager in Brief

The term 'eager' [หˆiหษกษ™r] describes a state of intense interest, desire, or expectancy. It can be used to describe people, teams, or situations, such as 'The children were eager to open their presents on Christmas morning.' 'Eager' also appears in phrases like 'eager beaver,' denoting a person who is very enthusiastic and hardworking, and idioms like 'be champing at the bit,' meaning to be very eager to start something.

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