What does anxious mean?

Definitions for anxious
ˈæŋk ʃəs, ˈæŋ-anx·ious

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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.

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

  2. anxious(Adjective)

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

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

  3. anxious(Adjective)

    Earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please.

    Etymology: 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

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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

Examples of anxious in a Sentence

  1. Susan Edwards:

    It’s been anxious. I’m just over-the-moon excited now; just ready to get it over with.

  2. Aristotle:

    What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Have you been anxious of what the future or tomorrow will be or bring? If yes, then you've got to stop being anxious about your future. Because, God is too faithful to fail you or anyone else. And so, he (God) will surely and eventually make every aspect of your life beautiful at his own time or rather in due course. -Emeasoba George

  4. Choi Won-woo:

    Since this space is usually filled with people, customers tend to feel very anxious, i think they would feel safer if the robot makes and serves the ice rather than if we were to do it ourselves.

  5. James Bardrick:

    There's been a lot of talk and not a lot of action for a long time. I am anxious it is all a bit late.

Images & Illustrations of anxious

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