Willingly vs Eagerly - What's the difference?

willingly | eagerly |


As adverbs the difference between willingly and eagerly

is that willingly is of one’s own free will; freely and spontaneously while eagerly is in an eager manner.

willingly

English

Adverb

(en-adv)
  • Of one’s own free will; freely and spontaneously.
  • * 1748 . David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 29.
  • Now this is a process of the mind or thought, of which I would willingly know the foundation.

    Synonyms

    * gladly, happily

    eagerly

    English

    Adverb

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

    * heartily, with a will