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Usage Glossary: A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y


Careful writers distinguish between anxious, meaning "uneasy," and eager, meaning "enthusiastic, having a keen interest."


We were anxious to meet and congratulate her.


We were eager to meet and congratulate her.


He was anxious about the results of the examination, fearing that he had not done well.

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