eagerness

eagerness
eagerness [n] enthusiasm, anxiousness alacrity, ambition, anticipation, ardor, avidity, earnestness, excitement, fervor, greediness, gusto, heartiness, hunger, impatience, impetuosity, intentness, keenness, longing, promptness, quickness, solicitude, thirst, vehemence, voracity, yearning, zeal, zest, zing*; concepts 20,633,657 —Ant. apathy, disinterest

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  • Eagerness — Ea ger*ness, n. 1. The state or quality of being eager; ardent desire. The eagerness of love. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. Tartness; sourness. [Obs.] Syn: Ardor; vehemence; earnestness; impetuosity; heartiness; fervor; fervency; avidity; zeal;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eagerness — index ardor, desire, emotion, greed, industry (activity), interest (concern), life ( …   Law dictionary

  • eagerness — n. eagerness to + inf. (we appreciate his eagerness to help) * * * [ iːgənɪs] eagerness to + inf. (we appreciate his eagerness to help) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • eagerness — noun The state or quality of being eager; ardent desire. The things he had to tell about...were enough to make you almost tremble with excitement, when you heard all the intimate details from an animal charmer and realized with what thrilling… …   Wiktionary

  • eagerness — noun the eagerness of potential buyers Syn: keenness, enthusiasm, avidity, fervor, zeal, wholeheartedness, earnestness, commitment, dedication; impatience, desire, longing, yearning, hunger, appetite, ambition, yen …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • eagerness — eager ► ADJECTIVE 1) strongly wanting to do or have. 2) keenly expectant or interested. DERIVATIVES eagerly adverb eagerness noun. ORIGIN originally also in the sense «pungent, sour»: from Old French aigre keen , from Latin acer sharp, pungent …   English terms dictionary

  • eagerness — noun 1. a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something (Freq. 5) • Syn: ↑avidity, ↑avidness, ↑keenness • Derivationally related forms: ↑avid (for: ↑avidness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • eagerness to act quickly — index haste Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • eagerness — noun see eager …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eagerness — See eagerly. * * * …   Universalium

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