What does anxious mean?

Definitions for anxiousˈæŋk ʃəs, ˈæŋ-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word anxious.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anxious(p), dying(p)(adj)

    eagerly desirous

    "anxious to see the new show at the museum"; "dying to hear who won"

  2. anxious, nervous, queasy, uneasy, unquiet(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. anxious(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.

  2. anxious(Adjective)

    Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying;applied to things; as, anxious labor.

  3. anxious(Adjective)

    Earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please.

  4. Origin: anxius, from ango; akin to ἄγχειν. See anger.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anxious(adj)

    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

  2. Anxious(adj)

    accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying; -- applied to things; as, anxious labor

  3. Anxious(adj)

    earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Anxious

    angk′shus, adj. uneasy regarding something doubtful: solicitous.—n. Anxī′ety, state of being anxious—adv. An′xiously.—n. An′xiousness. [L. anxiusang-ĕre, to press tightly. See Anger, Anguish.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'anxious' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3174

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'anxious' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4380

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'anxious' in Adjectives Frequency: #429

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anxious in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anxious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Amber Fernandez:

    I'm very anxious, i just hope I can get on the plane.

  2. Mignon McLaughlin:

    If I knew what I was so anxious about, I wouldn't be so anxious.

  3. Mark Twain:

    We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess.

  4. Song Sook-soo:

    I felt really nervous and anxious living in this area, but after watching the performances I don't feel anxious at all. North Korea can't defeat us.

  5. Jamie Francis:

    We are so grateful to everyone from the foundation who has helped us, we are feeling both anxious and confident. Anxious because we are not 100 percent sure about the future. But confident because we know we have the best possible care for Colby.

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