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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ee-ger]
    • /ˈi gər/
    • /ˈiː.ɡər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ee-ger]
    • /ˈi gər/

Definitions of eagerly word

  • adjective eagerly keen or ardent in desire or feeling; impatiently longing: I am eager for news about them. He is eager to sing. 1
  • adjective eagerly characterized by or revealing great earnestness: an eager look. 1
  • adjective eagerly Obsolete. keen; sharp; biting. 1
  • noun eagerly In an eager manner. 1
  • adverb eagerly with anticipation 1
  • adverb eagerly with enthusiasm 1

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Origin of eagerly

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English egre < Anglo-French, Old French egre, aigre < Vulgar Latin *ācrus for Latin ācer sharp

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Parts of speech for Eagerly


eagerly popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for eagerly

adv eagerly

  • willingly — disposed or consenting; inclined: willing to go along.
  • cordially — courteous and gracious; friendly; warm: a cordial reception.
  • vigorously — full of or characterized by vigor: a vigorous effort.
  • sincerely — free of deceit, hypocrisy, or falseness; earnest: a sincere apology.
  • promptly — done, performed, delivered, etc., at once or without delay: a prompt reply.

adverb eagerly

  • keenly — finely sharpened, as an edge; so shaped as to cut or pierce substances readily: a keen razor.
  • unexcited — stirred emotionally; agitated: An excited crowd awaited the arrival of the famed rock group.
  • anxiously — full of mental distress or uneasiness because of fear of danger or misfortune; greatly worried; solicitous: Her parents were anxious about her poor health.
  • cravingly — With longing or craving.

Antonyms for eagerly

adv eagerly

  • unwillingly — not willing; reluctant; loath; averse: an unwilling partner in the crime.
  • grudgingly — displaying or reflecting reluctance or unwillingness: grudging acceptance of the victory of an opponent.
  • listlessly — having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless; indifferent: a listless mood; a listless handshake.

adverb eagerly

  • unenthusiastically — full of or characterized by enthusiasm; ardent: He seems very enthusiastic about his role in the play.

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