Definition of eager adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈiːɡə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːɡər//
Excitement, Showing interest
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very interested and excited by something that is going to happen or about something that you want to do synonym keen 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). See related entries: Excitement, Showing interest Word OriginMiddle English (also in the sense ‘pungent, sour’): from Old French aigre ‘keen’, from Latin acer, acr- ‘sharp, pungent’.Extra examples Muir’s friends were especially eager for him to write the book. They were only too eager to help us. We were eager for news. Eager crowds waited outside the stadium. She is eager for her parents’ approval. They’re eager to please.
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