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Meaning of EAGERNESS

Pronunciation:  'eegurnus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
 

EAGERNESS is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: avidity, avidness, keenness
 
 See Also: ardor, ardour, elan, enthusiasm, zeal

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ea"ger*ness\, n.
1. The state or quality of being eager; ardent desire. ``The
   eagerness of love.'' --Addison.

2. Tartness; sourness. [Obs.]

Syn: Ardor; vehemence; earnestness; impetuosity; heartiness;
     fervor; fervency; avidity; zeal; craving; heat; passion;
     greediness.

 
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