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eagerness

noun

1 eagerness

A positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something.

synonyms: avidity, avidness, keenness.

Roget 865: desire, wish, fancy, fantasy; want, need, exigency.    mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, ... show more

Dutch: begeerte, enthousiasme, gretigheid, impatience
Polish: skwapliwość



2 eagerness

Prompt willingness:
— They showed no eagerness to spread the gospel.

synonyms: forwardness, readiness, zeal.

Roget 602: willingness, voluntariness etc. adj.; willing mind, heart.    disposition, inclination, leaning, animus; frame of mind, humor, mood, ... show more

Roget 682: activity; briskness, liveliness etc. adj.; animation, life, vivacity, spirit, dash, energy; snap, vim.    nimbleness, ... show more

Roget 821: feeling; suffering etc. v.; endurance, tolerance, sufferance, supportance, experience, response; sympathy etc. (love) 897; ... show more

Dutch: enthousiasme, geestdrift
Polish: chętność, ochoczość


Moby thesaurus: OK, a thing for, acceptance, accord, acquiescence, affinity, affirmation, affirmative, affirmative voice, agreeability, agreeableness, agreement, alacrity, ambition, amenability, animation, anxiety, appetite, approbation, approval ... show more.

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