Synonyms of eager in English:

eager


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adjective

1‘small eager faces looked up and listened’

SYNONYMS

keen, enthusiastic, avid, fervent, fervid, ardent, zealous, passionate, motivated, wholehearted, dedicated, committed, earnest, diligent

informal bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, mad keen, keen as mustard, as keen as mustard

literary perfervid, passional

ANTONYMS

apathetic

2‘her friends were eager for news’

SYNONYMS

anxious, impatient, waiting with bated breath, longing, yearning, aching, wishing, hoping, hopeful, thirsty, hungry, greedy

desirous of, hankering after, intent on, bent on, set on

on the edge of one's seat, on pins and needles, on tenterhooks

informal hot, itching, gagging, dying

ANTONYMS

uninterested