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Adjective anxious has 2 senses


anxiousa. [L. anxius, fr. angere to cause pain, choke; akin to Gr. 'a`gchein to choke. See Anger.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying; -- applied to things; as, anxious labor.  [1913 Webster]
    "The sweet of life, from which
    God hath bid dwell far off all anxious cares.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please.  [1913 Webster]
    "Anxious is followed by for, about, concerning, etc., before the object of solicitude."  [1913 Webster]
    "He sneers alike at those who are anxious to preserve and at those who are eager for reform."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Solicitous; careful; uneasy; unquiet; restless; concerned; disturbed; watchful.


anxious, adj.
1 troubled; uneasy in the mind.
2 causing or marked by anxiety (an anxious moment).
3 (foll. by for, or to + infin.) earnestly or uneasily wanting or trying (anxious to please; anxious for you to succeed).

anxiously adv. anxiousness n.
L anxius f. angere choke



aching, aghast, agitated, agog, alacritous, alarmed, all agog, all-overish, anguished, animated, annoyed, antsy, antsy-pantsy, anxioused up, apprehensive, ardent, athirst, avid, beset, bored, bothered, breathless, bursting to, careful, cautious, chafing, cheerless, concerned, depressed, desirous, disgusted, disquieted, distressed, disturbed, eager, edgy, embarrassed, enthusiastic, excited, fearful, foreboding, forward, fretful, fretting, frightened, full of life, grim, harassed, hasty, hopped-up, ill at ease, impatient, impetuous, importunate, in a lather, in a pucker, in a stew, in a sweat, in suspense, inconvenienced, irked, jittery, joyless, keen, keyed-up, lively, longing, misgiving, nauseated, nauseous, nervous, on edge, on tenterhooks, on tiptoe, overanxious, overapprehensive, panting, perturbed, plagued, pleasureless, pressing, prey to malaise, prompt, put to it, puzzled, qualmish, qualmy, quick, quivering, raring to, ready, ready and willing, repelled, restive, restless, revolted, sad, scared, scary, sickened, solicitous, sore beset, spirited, squirming, squirmy, strained, suffering angst, suspenseful, taut, tense, terrified, thirsty, troubled, uncertain, uneasy, unfulfilled, ungratified, unhappy, unpatient, unquiet, unsatisfied, upset, urgent, vexed, vital, vivacious, vivid, wary, watchful, with bated breath, with muscles tense, worried, yearning, zealous, zestful




N desire, wish, fancy, fantasy, want, need, exigency, mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, penchant, predilection, propensity, willingness, liking, love, fondness, relish, longing, hankering, inkling, solicitude, anxiety, yearning, coveting, aspiration, ambition, vaulting ambition, eagerness, zeal, ardor, empressement, breathless impatience, overanxiety, impetuosity, appetite, appetition, appetence, appetency, sharp appetite, keenness, hunger, stomach, twist, thirst, thirstiness, drouth, mouthwatering, itch, itching, prurience, cacoethes, cupidity, lust, concupiscence, edge of appetite, edge of hunger, torment of Tantalus, sweet tooth, lickerish tooth, itching palm, longing eye, wistful eye, sheep's eye, greed, voracity, passion, rage, furore, mania, manie, inextinguishable desire, dipsomania, kleptomania, lover, amateur, votary, devotee, aspirant, solicitant, candidate, applicant, supplicant, cormorant, desideratum, want, a consummation devoutly to be wished, attraction, magnet, allurement, fancy, temptation, seduction, fascination, prestige, height of one's ambition, idol, whim, whimsy, whimsey, maggot, hobby, hobby-horse, Fortunatus's cap, wishing cap, wishing stone, wishing well, desirous, desiring, inclined, partial to, fain, wishful, optative, anxious, wistful, curious, at a loss for, sedulous, solicitous, craving, hungry, sharp-set, peckish, ravening, with an empty stomach, esurient, lickerish, thirsty, athirst, parched with thirst, pinched with hunger, famished, dry, drouthy, hungry as a hunter, hungry as a hawk, hungry as a horse, hungry as a church mouse, hungry as a bear, greedy, unsatisfied, unsated, unslaked, unsaturated, eager, avid, keen, burning, fervent, ardent, agog, all agog, breathless, impatient, bent on, intent on, set on, bent upon, intent upon, set upon, mad after, enrage, rabid, dying for, devoured by desire, aspiring, ambitious, vaulting, skyaspiring, high-reaching, desirable, desired, in demand, pleasing, appetizing, appetible, tantalizing, wistfully, fain, Int, would that, would that it were!, O for!, esto perpetual, the wish being father to the thought, sua cuique voluptas, hoc erat in votis, the mouth watering, the fingers itching, aut Caesar aut nullus, Cassius has a lean and hungry look, hungry as the grave, I was born to other things, not what we wish but what we want, such joy ambition finds, the sea hath bounds but deep desire hath none, ubi mel ibi apes.

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