Definition of 'eager'
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Lunch arrives fresh and cheery and bright and eager to please. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Not surprisingly, it was the leader visibly inspiring his troops to take on armies who won the admiration of young men eager for action. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are pacesetters, incredibly enthusiastic, eager to learn and bring a fresh view point to an organisation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are eager to sound off at the approach of anybody with a clipboard. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Some sceptics suggest that investors are eager to look tough to head off government intervention over pay. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is eager to please and ready to surprise. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She recalls waking up from the anaesthetic eager to see her new face. The Sun (2008)Too many players were looking for the percentage pass and too few eager to take a risk. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was eager to learn but was able to filter out the relevant from the superfluous. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She is eager to look after me. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They seemed eager to take their place in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Both sounded eager for the pleasantries to end. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is an interesting option for young adults eager to learn a new skill over the summer rather than simply sunbathe. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They seemed eager to get together. Christianity Today (2000)Then they looked nervous but eager. The Sun (2011)He sounds surprisingly young and eager, almost boyish in his speech patterns. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Smiling and so eager to please, they tidy up their seats before leaving the stadium. Times, Sunday Times (2012)When we meet, he is eager to talk about the environment. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It's a minefield for the innocent but eager to please. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We were all exhausted from numerous matches with our host schools, but still eager to fly the flag. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Naturally we are still eager to improve its effectiveness in patients with cancer, and we have not yet run out of ideas. Understanding Cancer (1987)
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Translations for 'eager'
British English: eager ADJECTIVE
If you are eagerto do something, you want to do it very much.
He was eager to talk about life in the Army.
Definition of eager from the Collins English Dictionary
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