One entry found for eager.
Main Entry: ea·ger
Etymology: Middle English egre "sharp, sour, keen," from early French aigre (same meaning), from Latin acer (same meaning) --related to VINEGAR : having or showing an impatient or enthusiastic desire or interest <was eager to get going> <were eager for news of old friends> - ea·ger·lyadverb - ea·ger·nessnoun synonymsEAGER, KEEN, ANXIOUS mean moved by a strong and urgent desire or interest. EAGER suggests great enthusiasm and sometimes impatience at delay or restriction <eager passengers waiting for the tour to start>. KEEN suggests strong interest and readiness to act <the new members are keen and willing to learn>. ANXIOUS stresses fear of failure or disappointment <I'm anxious to see the test scores>.