Eagerness vs Infringement - What's the difference?

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Eagerness is a related term of infringement.

As nouns the difference between eagerness and infringement

is that eagerness is the state or quality of being eager; ardent desire while infringement is a violation or breach, as of a law.



Alternative forms

* eagreness (obsolete)


  • The state or quality of being eager; ardent desire.
  • * 1909:
  • The things he had to tell about...were enough to make you almost tremble with excitement, when you heard all the intimate details from an animal charmer and realized with what thrilling eagerness and anxiety the whole busy underworld was working.
  • (obsolete) Tartness; sourness
  • (Webster 1913)




    (en noun)
  • a violation or breach, as of a law
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 18 , author=Ben Dirs , title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Georgia, ranked 16th in the world, dominated the breakdown before half-time and forced England into a host of infringements , but fly-half Merab Kvirikashvili missed three penalties.}}
  • an encroachment on a right, a person, a territory, or a property
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2008 , date=February 27 , author=Kira Cochrane , title=How could it happen again? , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=As soon as it was suggested that it was considering the Swedish model – in which men are criminalised for buying sex, but the women working in prostitution are decriminalised – a slew of prominent male columnists started arguing against this infringement on a man's right to purchase a woman's body. }}