"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.
When Adam was anxious or ready to leave, I had somebody to turn to, and she had some ideas, without her there, it would've been a very tough game for me.
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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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