|Origin:||aigre, from Latin acer 'sharp'|
very keen and excited about something that is going to happen or about something you want to do
eager to do something
I was eager to get back to work as soon as possible.
He's a bright kid and eager to learn.
She's a very hard worker and very eager to please.
A crowd of eager young students were already waiting outside.
fans eager for a glimpse of the singer
someone who is too keen and works harder than they should
They're eagerly awaiting the big day.
—eagerness noun [uncountable]
People were pushing each other out of the way in their eagerness to get to the front.