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. Debra Forman:

    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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