Eagerness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈiːɡərnəs|  American pronunciation of the word eagerness
Brit.  |ˈiːɡənəs|  British pronunciation of the word eagerness

noun

- a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something (syn: avidity, avidness, keenness)
- prompt willingness(syn: forwardness, readiness, zeal)

they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel

Examples

She was eager to get started.

The crowd was eager for more.

We appreciate his eagerness to help.

they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel

...I do not appreciate your petulance and eagerness to argue....

People were pushing each other out of the way in their eagerness to get to the front.

...a con man whose dupes are usually led on by their own greed and eagerness to turn an easy buck...

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