Patiently vs Eagerly - What's the difference?

patiently | eagerly |


As adverbs the difference between patiently and eagerly

is that patiently is in a patient manner while eagerly is in an eager manner.

patiently

English

Alternative forms

* paciently (archaic)

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • In a patient manner.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=David Simpson
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=36, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Fantasy of navigation , passage=Like most human activities, ballooning has sponsored heroes and hucksters and a good deal in between. For every dedicated scientist patiently recording atmospheric pressure and wind speed while shivering at high altitudes, there is a carnival barker with a bevy of pretty girls willing to dangle from a basket or parachute down to earth.}}

    eagerly

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In an eager manner.
  • Synonyms

    * heartily, with a will