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What does "Anxious" mean?


(a.) Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying; -- applied to things; as, anxious labor (a.) Earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please (a.) 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

Synonyms apprehensive, nervous, dying, uneasy, troubled, unquiet

Example: "Spent an anxious night waiting for the test results" Example: "Anxious parents"

Word Family anxiously