HyperDic: anxious

English > 2 senses of the word anxious:
ADJECTIVEallanxious, dyingeagerly desirous
allanxious, nervous, queasy, uneasy, unquietcausing or fraught with or showing anxiety
anxious > pronunciation
Soundsae'ngkshahs; ae'ngshahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > anxious: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningeagerly desirous.
Example"anxious to see the new show at the museum"
Synonymdying
BroadereagerHaving or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishansioso, deseoso
Catalanansiós
English > anxious: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCausing or fraught with or showing anxiety.
Examples
  • "spent an anxious night waiting for the test results"
  • "cast anxious glances behind her"
Synonymsnervous, queasy, uneasy, unquiet
BroadertroubledCharacterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need
Spanishansioso, inquieto, nervioso
Catalanansiós
Nounsanxiousnessa feeling of mild anxiety about possible developments
Adverbsanxiouslywith anxiety or apprehension

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