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Meaning & Definition of Anxious in English

English

Anxious

/æŋkʃəs/

adjective

1. Eagerly desirous

  • "Anxious to see the new show at the museum"
  • "Dying to hear who won"
    synonym:
  • anxious(p)
  • ,
  • dying(p)

2. Causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

  • "Spent an anxious night waiting for the test results"
  • "Cast anxious glances behind her"
  • "Those nervous moments before takeoff"
  • "An unquiet mind"
    synonym:
  • anxious
  • ,
  • nervous
  • ,
  • queasy
  • ,
  • uneasy
  • ,
  • unquiet

Examples of using

I've never seen this woman sad or anxious.
I'm anxious to succeed.
I was anxious.