eagerly


eagerly
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. anxiously, zealously, intently, sincerely, expectantly, anticipatorily, vigorously, readily, earnestly, willingly, heartily, enthusiastically, energetically, strenuously, fiercely, cordially, readily, promptly, rapidly, breathlessly, speedily, hungrily, thirstily, fervently, ardently, zestfully, actively, spiritedly, cravingly, with enthusiasm, longingly, impatiently, gladly, with zeal, with zest, with gusto, with a will, with a good will, with open arms, keenly, with all one's heart, with heart and soul, from the bottom of one's heart, with delight, with relish, with might and main, full tilt*.
Ant. unwillingly*, listlessly, grudgingly.

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  • Eagerly — Ea ger*ly, adv. In an eager manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • eagerly — eager ► ADJECTIVE 1) strongly wanting to do or have. 2) keenly expectant or interested. DERIVATIVES eagerly adverb eagerness noun. ORIGIN originally also in the sense «pungent, sour»: from Old French aigre keen , from Latin acer sharp, pungent …   English terms dictionary

  • eagerly — adverb with eagerness; in an eager manner (Freq. 6) the news was eagerly awaited • Syn: ↑thirstily • Derived from adjective: ↑thirsty (for: ↑thirstily), ↑eager …   Useful english dictionary

  • eagerly — adverb see eager …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eagerly — See eager1. * * * …   Universalium

  • eagerly — adverb a) In an eager manner. b) anxiously See Also: eagerness …   Wiktionary

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  • eagerly — adv. passionately, avidly …   English contemporary dictionary


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