anxious definition

  • adjective:
    • Uneasy and apprehensive about an uncertain occasion or matter; worried.
    • Attended with, showing, or causing anxiety: spent an anxious night looking forward to the test results.
    • consumption Problem Eagerly or earnestly desirous.
    • 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.
    • associated with, or causing, anxiety; stressing;—applied to things; because, anxious work.
    • Earnestly desirous; because, anxious to please.
    • high in anxiety or disquietude; greatly concerned or solicitous, esp. respecting some thing future or unidentified; being in painful anticipation; -- placed on people.
    • Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying; -- applied to things.
    • Earnestly desirous.
    • excitedly desirous
    • causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
  • others:
    • packed with anxiety or solicitude; greatly difficult or solicitous, especially about something future or unidentified; being in painful suspense: placed on persons.
    • Attended with, continuing from, or manifesting solicitude or uneasiness: applied to things: as, nervous forebodings; nervous work.
    • Earnestly desirous or solicitous: as, nervous to please; anxious to accomplish appropriate.

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