Synonyms of eager
1 anxiousDictionary • Robert was eager to talk about life in the Army. often with to or for
anxious • He is anxious that there should be no delay.
hungry • I left Oxford in 1961 hungry to be a critic.
impatient • They are impatient for jobs and security.
itching • She is itching for a fight.
2 keenDictionary • He looked at the crowd of eager faces around him.
keen • a keen amateur photographer
interested • He did not look interested.
earnest • Ella was a pious, earnest young woman.
intense • She is more adult, and more intense than I had imagined.
enthusiastic • The band drew a huge and enthusiastic crowd.
passionate • He made a passionate speech about his commitment to peace.
ardent • an ardent opponent of the war
avid (informal) • an avid collector of art
fervent • a fervent admirer of her work
zealous • She was a zealous worker for charitable bodies.
keen as mustard
bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (informal)
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anxiousIf you are anxious to do something or anxious that something should happen, you very much want to do it or very much want it to happen.
• He is anxious that there should be no delay.
ardentArdent is used to describe someone who has extremely strong feelings about something or someone.
• an ardent opponent of the war
avid (informal)You use avid to describe someone who is very enthusiastic about something that they do.
• an avid collector of art
Thesaurus for eager from the Collins English Thesaurus