For all their optimism and eagerness to open up their lives, the Browns still tread carefully.
For the most part, and perhaps due to the unlikely success of Jersey Shore, K-Town is being met with a good deal of eagerness.
Instead, it is prideful ignorance—an eagerness to go off the fiscal cliff to show the world that gravity does not exist.
late 13c., "strenuous, ardent, fierce, angry," from Old French aigre "sour, acid; harsh, bitter, rough; eager greedy; lively, active, forceful," from Latin acrem (nominative acer) "keen, sharp, pointed, piercing; acute, ardent, zealous" (see acrid).
Meaning "full of keen desire" (early 14c.) seems to be peculiar to English. The English word kept an alternative meaning of "pungent, sharp-edged" till 19c. (e.g. Shakespeare's "The bitter clamour of two eager tongues," in "Richard II"). Related: Eagerly; eagerness.