Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun eagerness

2 senses of eagerness

Sense 1
eagerness, avidity, avidness, keenness -- (a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something)
       => enthusiasm -- (a feeling of excitement)

Sense 2
readiness, eagerness, zeal, forwardness -- (prompt willingness; "readiness to continue discussions"; "they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel"; "they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority"; "he tried to explain his forwardness in battle")
       => willingness -- (cheerful compliance; "he expressed his willingness to help")

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