Ea"ger*ness, n.

1.

The state or quality of being eager; ardent desire.

"The eagerness of love."

Addison.

2.

Tartness; sourness.

[Obs.]

Syn. -- Ardor; vehemence; earnestness; impetuosity; heartiness; fervor; fervency; avidity; zeal; craving; heat; passion; greediness.

 

© Webster 1913.

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