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 beautifully wrapped boxes. 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. adjective
    highly excited
    Synonyms:
    excited
    in an aroused state
  2. adjective
    having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy
    synonyms: eager, keen
    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, keen
    having or showing great excitement and interest
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    Antonyms:
    uneager
    lacking interest or spirit or animation
    reluctant
    not eager
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