Anxious vs. Eager

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What´s the difference between "anxious" and "eager"?

Anxious vs. Eager

Both "anxious" and "eager" mean "desirous," but "anxious" also implies fear or concern.

I am "anxious" to hear whether I got the job.
I am "eager" to hear about your new job.



6/18/2009 12:09:49 PM
nanimm said:

Good explanation. I see it misused so often.

8/15/2009 2:47:59 AM
Muhammed said:

this is the best explaination of the difference between them ..



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