Definition of Anxious

1. Adjective. Eagerly desirous. "Dying to hear who won"

Exact synonyms: Dying
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Eager



2. Adjective. Causing or fraught with or showing anxiety. "An unquiet mind"
Exact synonyms: Nervous, Queasy, Uneasy, Unquiet
Similar to: Troubled
Derivative terms: Anxiousness, Nervousness, Nervousness, Queasiness, Uneasiness

Definition of Anxious

1. a. Full of anxiety or disquietude; greatly concerned or solicitous, esp. respecting something future or unknown; being in painful suspense; -- applied to persons; as, anxious for the issue of a battle.

Definition of Anxious

1. Adjective. Full of anxiety or disquietude; greatly concerned or solicitous, especially respecting something future or unknown; being in painful suspense;—applied to persons; as, anxious for the issue of a battle. ¹

2. Adjective. Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying;—applied to things; as, anxious labor. ¹

3. Adjective. Earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anxious

1. full of anxiety [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Anxious

anxiety disorder
anxiety disorders
anxiety dream
anxiety hysteria
anxiety neurosis
anxiety reaction
anxiety syndrome
anxiety tension state
anxio-
anxiogenic
anxiolysis
anxiolytic
anxiolytic drug
anxiolytically
anxiolytics
anxious (current term)
anxious(p)
anxious delirium
anxiously
anxiousness
anxiousnesses
anxitie
any
any(a)
any-and-all
any-and-all bid
any and all
any longer
any minute now
any more

Literary usage of Anxious

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1912)
"Brutus, like many great men, had a simple child-like nature, or he might have known that Antony was playing upon them all, and they are very anxious to get ..."

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