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2007/01/07

motivation

久しぶりに英英辞典(LONGMAN)を引いて見ました。

motivation

1. [u] eagerness and willingness to do something without needing to be told or forced to do it
somebody's motivation
: efforts to improve employees' motivation
: Jack is an intelligent pupil, but he lacks motivation.
: a high level of motivation

2. [c] the reason why you want to do something
motivation for (doing) something
: What was your motivation for becoming a teacher?
: Escape can be a strong motivation for travel.

- motivation behind
: There is suspicion about the motivation behind the changes we are debating.


eager

1. very keen and excited about something that is going to happen or about something you want to do
eager to do something
: I was eager to get back to work as soon as possible.
: He's a bright kid and eager to learn.
: She's a very hard worker and very eager to please.
: A crowd of eager young students were already waiting outside.
eager for
: fans eager for a glimpse of the singer

eagerness noun [u]
: People were pushing each other out of the way in their eagerness to get to the front.


keen

1. (especially British English) wanting to do something or wanting something to happen very much [= eager]
keen to do something
: He told me that he was keen to help.
keen on doing something
: I wasn't keen on going there on my own.
keen for something to happen
: The government is keen for peace talks to start again.
keen that
: The chairman is keen that the company should expand its product range.


willing

1. [not before noun] prepared to do something, or having no reason to not want to do it
willing to do something
: How much are they willing to pay?
quite/perfectly willing
: I told them I was perfectly willing to help.

willingness noun [u]

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調べたい単語が大体一緒で笑いました

投稿: ppp | 2007/01/10 17:51

pppさん、コメントありがとう。
おもしろいですね。
しかしなかなかボキャブラリが増えません。。

投稿: Mark | 2007/01/13 16:09

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