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{adj: acquisitive} eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas
"an acquisitive mind"
"an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied"
<-> unacquisitive



{adj: aggressive, belligerent} characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
"aggressive acts against another country"
"a belligerent tone"

{adj: alacritous} quick and eager
"an alacritous response to the invitation"

{adj: anticipant, anticipative, expectant} marked by eager anticipation
"an expectant hush"

{adj: appetent} marked by eager desire
"a big rich appetent Western city"

{adj: avid, great, eager, zealous} marked by active interest and enthusiasm
"an avid sports fan"
"a great walker"
"an eager beaver"

{adj: curious} eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)
"a curious child is a teacher's delight"
"a trap door that made me curious"
"curious investigators"
"traffic was slowed by curious rubberneckers"
"curious about the neighbor's doings"
<-> incurious

{adj: docile, teachable} ready and willing to be taught
"docile pupils eager for instruction"
"teachable youngsters"

{adj: eager} having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy
"eager to learn"
"eager to travel abroad"
"eager for success"
"eager helpers"
"an eager look"
<-> uneager

{adj: emulous, rivalrous} eager to surpass others

{adj: explosive, volatile} liable to lead to sudden change or violence
"an explosive issue"
"a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation"

{adj: footloose} free to go or do as one pleases
"Americans have always been a footloose people always moving on"
"a footloose young man eager to see the big city"

{adj: naive, naif} marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
"a teenager's naive ignorance of life"
"the naive assumption that things can only get better"
"this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances"
<-> sophisticated

{adj: overeager} excessively eager
"overeager in his pursuit of the girl"

{adj: raw, new} lacking training or experience
"the new men were eager to fight"
"raw recruits"

{adj: reluctant} not eager
"foreigners stubbornly uneager to accept our ways"
"fresh from college and uneager for the moment to marry him"
"reluctant to help"

{adj: restrictive} serving to restrict
"teenagers eager to escape restrictive home environments"
<-> unrestrictive

{adj: ripe} fully prepared or eager
"the colonists were ripe for revolution"

{adj: uneager} lacking interest or spirit or animation
"decrepit, colorless uneager things"
<-> eager

{adv: eagerly, thirstily} with eagerness; in an eager manner
"the news was eagerly awaited"

{adv: intently} with strained or eager attention
"listened intently"
"stood watching intently"

{n: eager beaver, busy bee, live wire, sharpie, sharpy} an alert and energetic person

{n: exuberance, enthusiasm, ebullience} overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval

{n: haste, hastiness, hurry, hurriedness, precipitation} overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
"he soon regretted his haste"

{n: tidal bore, bore, eagre, aegir, eager} a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)

{v: salivate, drool} be envious, desirous, eager for, or extremely happy about something
"She was salivating over the raise she anticipated"


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