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. Justin Lehmiller:

    People frequently change their age, body, genital appearance, personality or a combination of these, introverted people may be more outgoing in their fantasies, while anxious folks may be more relaxed and confident.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    In light of knowledge attained, the happy achievement seems almost a matter of course, and any intelligent student can grasp it without too much trouble. But the years of anxious searching in the dark, with their intense longing, their alterations of confidence and exhaustion and the final emergence into the light -- only those who have experienced it can understand it.

  3. Del Potro:

    I know you are anxious to see me play, but I ask you for patience because it’s going to be my first tournament and part of the rehabilitation is to return to the circuit.

  4. Coroner Kory Honea:

    In some cases, the only remains we are able to recover are bones or bone fragments, i know that members of the community who are missing loved ones are anxious, and I know that the news of us recovering bodies has to be disconcerting.

  5. Managing Director of Pegasus Shipping:

    At about 9.45 p.m., we went to take the elevator down, but hotel security stopped us saying there was a gang war on the ground floor. We were all quite anxious about what was going on but soon found out through the TV that it was a terror attack, a few people were calm, some had fainted or were in a state of shock under the tables. The bomb blast, the sound of gunfire and the fire engulfing the area was so shocking. All of us were in a different states of mind. I was extremely worried about my mother, my two daughters and my wife, they were all crying.

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    • A. disjointed
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