agog

The word agog means with great excitement and interest. When you’re falling over yourself with excitement and curiosity to see who’s coming up the red carpet next, you’re agog about celebrities.

At Christmas time, you are probably agog to see what's in all the beautiful presents. An easy way to remember what agog means is to think of it as goggle-eyed, which it sounds a bit like. When you’re agog, you’re goggle-eyed with excitement about something, whatever that happens to be. In truth, the word has nothing to do with goggle-eyes, but instead relates to the Middle French word en gogues which means "full of mirth, good humor, and joyfulness."

Definitions of agog
1

adj highly excited

Synonyms:
excited
in an aroused state

adj having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy

Synonyms:
eager
anxious, dying
eagerly desirous
hot
having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm
impatient, raring
(usually followed by `to') full of eagerness
overeager
excessively eager
enthusiastic
having or showing great excitement and interest
Antonyms:
uneager
lacking interest or spirit or animation
reluctant
not eager
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