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Definition of Eager

Eager

  1. Sharp; sour; acid.
  2. Sharp; keen; bitter; severe.
  3. Excited by desire in the pursuit of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement; as, the hounds were eager in the chase.
  4. Brittle; inflexible; not ductile.
  5. Same as Eagre.

Eager Quotations

Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The petty man is eager to make boasts, yet desires that others should believe in him. He enthusiastically engages in deception, yet wants others to have affection for him. He conducts himself like an animal, yet wants others to think well of him.
Xun Zi

What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.
Saint Augustine

Isn't it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?
Richard Dawkins

People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about.
Anton Chekhov
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Eager Translations

eager in German is eifrig, eifrig, begierig
eager in Italian is ansioso, zelante
eager in Latin is intrepidus, expetens, acer
eager in Norwegian is ivrig
eager in Swedish is ivrig

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