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"eager" in British English

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eageradjective

uk   /ˈiː.ɡər/  us   /-ɡɚ/
B2 wanting very much to do or have something, ​especially something ​interesting or ​enjoyable: the children's eager ​faces [+ to infinitive] She ​sounded very eager tomeet you. They ​crowded around the ​spokesperson, eager for any ​news.

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eagerly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
B2 an eagerly awaitedannouncement
eagerness
noun [U often + to infinitive] uk   us   /-nəs/
B2 In ​their eagerness to (= ​wanting so much to)find a ​solution, they have ​overlookedcertain difficulties.
(Definition of eager from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eager" in American English

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eageradjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈi·ɡər/
having or ​showingdesire or ​interest: Lots of eager ​volunteersresponded to the ​appeal for ​help.
eagerly
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈi·ɡər·li/
eagerness
noun [U]  us   /ˈi·ɡər·nəs/
(Definition of eager from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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