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anxious vs. eager

[ angk-shuhs, ang- ]
  1. full of mental distress or uneasiness because of fear of danger or misfortune; greatly worried; apprehensive: Her parents were anxious about her poor health.
  2. earnestly desirous; eager (usually followed by an infinitive or for): anxious to please;anxious for our happiness.
  3. attended with or showing solicitude or uneasiness: anxious forebodings.
[ ee-ger ]
  1. keen or ardent in desire or feeling; impatiently longing: I am eager for news about them. He is eager to sing.
  2. characterized by or revealing great earnestness: an eager look.
  3. keen; sharp; biting.

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