What does anxious mean?

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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

How to pronounce anxious?

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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. C. C. Colton:

    We ought not be over anxious to encourage innovation, in case of doubtful improvement, for an old system must ever have two advantages over a new one; it is established and it is understood.

  2. American Spieth:

    The first couple of weeks it was certainly nice to be away from the game, then I started watching weekend golf( on television) the last couple of weeks and I'm kind of anxious to get back, so coming to the Players, a golf course that's one of my favorites, I couldn't be happier right now. For the most part, my game feels great.

  3. Paramedic Kenneth Phillips:

    When we evaluated officer Kerrick he was hyperventilating. He was pale, very sweaty. I think someone on the scene took his blood pressure but I'm not exactly sure, but they found his blood pressure was really high and he was very anxious.

  4. Prashant Agarwal:

    Many a times in life you may encounter some situations and problems that may lead to make you feel depressed, isolated, frightened or anxious. These are merely some emotions that takes control over your mind and starts feeding you with negative thoughts where you may end up finding yourself completely manipulated by these feelings, which would eventually affect your life. But it's only you who can make yourself happy and sometimes you don't even know what you are capable of, unless you fight and face that particular situation on your own. Thus, embrace your journey, understand your emotions and build a courage to face it. One thing that you need to realize is that it's never an easy journey, and everything that you do may not lead to make you feel happy, pleasant or satisfied. The wisest investment you can do for yourself is to purge yourself away from all those feelings and thoughts which is pulling you back from your goal.

  5. Lord Bertrand Russell:

    Hatred of enemies is easier and more intense than love of friends. But from men who are more anxious to injure opponents than to benefit the world at large no great good is to be expected.

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