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Definition of eager adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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very interested and excited by something that is going to happen or about something that you want to do eager crowds outside the stadium eager for something She is eager for (= wants very much to get) her parents' approval. eager to do something Everyone in the class seemed eager to learn. They're eager to please (= wanting to be helpful).
adverb the band's eagerly awaited new CD They eagerly accepted my offer of hospitality.
noun [uncountable, singular] I couldn't hide my eagerness to get back home.
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