"anxious to see the new show at the museum"; "dying to hear who won"
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"
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.
Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying;applied to things; as, anxious labor.
Earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please.
Origin: anxius, from ango; akin to ἄγχειν. See anger.
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
accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying; -- applied to things; as, anxious labor
earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
angk′shus, adj. uneasy regarding something doubtful: solicitous.—n. Anxī′ety, state of being anxious—adv. An′xiously.—n. An′xiousness. [L. anxius—ang-ĕre, to press tightly. See Anger, Anguish.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'anxious' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3174
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'anxious' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4380
Rank popularity for the word 'anxious' in Adjectives Frequency: #429
The numerical value of anxious in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of anxious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I'm very anxious, i just hope I can get on the plane.
If I knew what I was so anxious about, I wouldn't be so anxious.
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.
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.
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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- обезпокоен, разтревожен, горящ от желание, загриженBulgarian
- ansiósCatalan, Valencian
- opsat, ivrig, spændt, urovækkende, uroligDanish
- besorgt, ängstlichGerman
- αγχώδης, ανυπόμονος, ανήσυχοςGreek
- ansioso, inquieto, deseosoSpanish
- kibelev, murelik, rahutuEstonian
- levoton, huolestunut, jännittynyt, innokasFinnish
- désireux, anxieuxFrench
- cùramach, iomagaineachScottish Gaelic
- impaziente, preoccupante, ansioso, bramosoItalian
- mawherangi, māihiMāori
- doritor, neliniștit, anxios, nerăbdător, îngrijoratRomanian
- стремиться, встревоженный, беспокоиться, озабоченныйRussian
- orolig, oroväckandeSwedish
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