ETYM Latin avidus, from avere to long: cf. French avide. Related to Avarice.
1. Marked by active interest and enthusiasm; SYN. great, eager, zealous.
2. (Often followed by 'for') Ardently or excessively desirous; SYN. devouring, esurient, greedy.
ETYM Old Eng. iwar, AS. gewaer, from waer wary. The pref. ge- orig. meant together, completely. Related to Wary.
1. Alert and fully informed; SYN. knowing, knowledgeable.
2. (Sometimes followed by 'of') Having or showing realization or perception.
desirous / dəzaɪrəs /
ETYM French désireux, Old Fren. desiros, from desir. Related to Desire.
Having or expressing desire for something.
eager / iːɡər /
ETYM Old Eng. egre sharp, sour, eager, Old Fren. agre, aigre, French aigre, from Latin acer sharp, sour, spirited, zealous.
Having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy.
ETYM Old Eng. impacient, French impatient, from Latin impatiens; pref. im- not + patiens patient. Related to Patient.
1. Restless or short of temper under delay or opposition.
2. (Usually followed by 'to') Full of eagerness; SYN. raring.