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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anxiously, uneasily, apprehensivelyadverb

    with anxiety or apprehension

    "we watched anxiously"


  1. anxiouslyadverb

    In an anxious manner; with painful uncertainty; solicitously.

    He anxiously awaited the arrival of his child.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Anxiouslyadverb

    In an anxious manner; solicitously; unquietly; carefully.

    Etymology: from anxious.

    But where the loss is temporal, every probability of it needs not put us so anxiously to prevent it, since it might be repaired again. South.

    Thou what befits the new lord mayor,
    And what the Gallick arms will do,
    Art anxiously inquisitive to know. Dryden.


  1. anxiously

    Anxiety is an emotion which is characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil and includes feelings of dread over anticipated events. Anxiety is different than fear in that the former is defined as the anticipation of a future threat whereas the latter is defined as the emotional response to a real threat. It is often accompanied by nervous behavior such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints, and rumination.Anxiety is a feeling of uneasiness and worry, usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is only subjectively seen as menacing. It is often accompanied by muscular tension, restlessness, fatigue, inability to catch one's breath, tightness in the abdominal region, nausea, and problems in concentration. Anxiety is closely related to fear, which is a response to a real or perceived immediate threat (fight or flight response); anxiety involves the expectation of future threat including dread. People facing anxiety may withdraw from situations which have provoked anxiety in the past.Though anxiety is a typical human response, when excessive or persisting beyond developmentally appropriate periods it may be diagnosed as an anxiety disorder. There are multiple forms of anxiety disorder (such as generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder) with specific clinical definitions. Part of the definition of an anxiety disorder, which distinguishes it from everyday anxiety, is that it is persistent, typically lasting 6 months or more, although the criterion for duration is intended as a general guide with allowance for some degree of flexibility and is sometimes of shorter duration in children.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anxiouslyadverb

    in an anxious manner; with painful uncertainty; solicitously

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anxiously in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anxiously in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of anxiously in a Sentence

  1. Congressman Cooper:

    National Reconnaissance Office has actually done a pretty amazing job, they're not as well-known as some other agencies. ... But I had a recent side-by-side briefing with the National Reconnaissance Office and Space Force. My conclusion after that briefing was : thank God for National Reconnaissance Office. I anxiously await the day that I can say the same about Space Force.

  2. Lori Glaze:

    I want to stress that NASA remains fully committed to scientific discovery and exploration of small bodies, this is exemplified by our existing missions OSIRIS-REx, Lucy and DART. We are anxiously anticipating the review of Psyche tests to better understand what that path forward will look like.

  3. Paul Roos:

    He was wearing all black. His face was not masked ... We ducked behind a counter but I stood up and watched him. Two explosions went off shortly after one another. By that time he had stopped shooting, he turned around and started coming towards us. He was holding his gun inside his jacket. He looked around anxiously to see if anyone was going to stop him and then went down the escalator ... We heard some more gunfire and then another explosion, and then it was over.

  4. Mary Johnson:

    I’m sure everyone is anxiously awaiting because prices are still high, just shopping for food to feed people during the holidays is going to be a huge challenge.

  5. Randolph Bourne:

    We can easily become as much slaves to precaution as we can to fear. Although we can never rivet our fortune so tight as to make it impregnible, we may by our excessive prudence squeeze out of the life that we are guarding so anxiously all the adventurous quality that makes it worth living.

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    an attitude of irreverence or contempt for a divinity
    • A. auspices
    • B. taper
    • C. profaneness
    • D. flunkey

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