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ˈæŋk ʃəs, ˈæŋ-anx·ious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anxious(p), dying(p)adjective

    eagerly desirous

    "anxious to see the new show at the museum"; "dying to hear who won"

  2. anxious, nervous, queasy, uneasy, unquietadjective

    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. anxiousadjective

    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. anxiousadjective

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

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

  3. anxiousadjective

    Earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anxiousadjective

    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. Anxiousadjective

    accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying; -- applied to things; as, anxious labor

  3. Anxiousadjective

    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. 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.

  2. Queen Victoria:

    The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of Woman's Rights with all its attendant horrors on which her poor, feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feeling and propriety.

  3. Marshall Faulk:

    My experience was good, i was one of the many people who did n’t have any side effects. It’s almost like I was relieved in a sense of all the things that were going on and how many lives were lost. I was anxious to get it. But what I do understand is there are some other people who are apprehensive about it, and I think what we need to do is stand in our space and allow the vaccinated to be vaccinated, and the non-vaccinated to not be vaccinated.

  4. Post Malone:

    I'd say since the beginning of middle school, I always felt like I was always anxious and kind of sad all the time, but I kind of came out of it, being in Utah and being away from the grind and from everybody else and it's just me with my video games and cold one that feels good to me.

  5. Winston Churchill:

    It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.

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