eager

The word “eager” has 2 syllables: ea-ger.

It's pronounced as /ˈiːɡər/.


What is synonym and antonym for eager?

In the thesaurus, “eager” has 11 synonyms and 9 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for eager along with examples of usage in sentences.


Synonyms for eager

  • ambitious
  • anxious
  • avid
  • enthusiastic
  • excited
  • greedy
  • hungry
  • impatient
  • keen
  • restless
  • thirsty

Antonyms for eager

  • apathetic
  • casual
  • disinterested
  • indifferent
  • nonchalant
  • satisfied
  • unconcerned
  • unenthusiastic
  • uninterested

Meanings of eager

  • adjective
    1. Sharp; sour; acid.
    2. Sharp; keen; bitter; severe.
    3. Desirous; keen to do or obtain something.
    4. Brittle; inflexible; not ductile.
    5. Not employing lazy evaluation; calculating results immediately, rather than deferring calculation until they are required.
  • noun
    1. A tidal bore.

Example Sentences

  • The children were eager to open their presents on Christmas morning.
  • As the concert date approached, fans grew more and more eager to see their favorite band perform.
  • The students were eager to learn about the fascinating topic the teacher had introduced.
  • She was eager to embark on the adventure of exploring a new country.
  • The job applicants were eager to showcase their skills during the interview process.

On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to eager, such as: ambitious, anxious, apathetic, avid, casual, disinterested, enthusiastic.

Make sure to choose synonyms and antonyms that are appropriate for the context of the sentence.

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daringly

  • adventurously
  • alarmingly
  • audaciously
  • boldly
  • brazenly
  • carelessly
  • courageously
  • critically
  • desperately
  • eagerly
  • fearlessly
  • foolishly
  • gallantly
  • gamely
  • hardily
  • heroically
  • perilously
  • precariously
  • recklessly
  • seriously
  • severely
  • spiritedly
  • stoutly
  • valiantly

dauntlessly

ebullience

  • buoyancy
  • eagerness
  • elation
  • enthusiasm
  • exuberance
  • gaiety
  • liveliness
  • playfulness
  • spiritedness

ebulliency

economically

  • cheaply
  • frugally
  • inexpensively
  • meagerly
  • poorly
  • sparingly

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