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Wanting or needing something

anxious

adjective

wanting something very much, especially when this makes you nervous, excited, or impatient

impatient

adjective

wanting something to happen as soon as possible

longing

adjective

showing a strong feeling of wanting someone or something

keen

adjective

wanting to do something, or wanting other people to do something

desirous

adjective

if you are desirous of something, you want to have or do it

in need of something

needing something

in the hope that/of

wanting something to happen

urgent

adjective

expressing the feeling of wanting something very much or wanting it immediately

hungry

adjective

wanting something, or wanting to do something very much

be dying for something/to do something

wanting to have/do something so much that you do not want to wait

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