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anxious

anx·ious

anxious

 
 
pronunciation:
aenk shihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: feeling uneasiness, worry, or dread.
I'm always anxious before an interview.
synonyms:
disquieted, distressed, troubled, uneasy, worried
antonyms:
calm, insouciant, lighthearted, nonchalant
similar words:
apprehensive, disturbed, fearful, fretful, ill at ease, nervous, on edge, on tenterhooks, unquiet
definition 2: eager.
She was anxious to succeed in the new job.He'd been away a long time and was now anxious to return home.
synonyms:
eager
antonyms:
loath
similar words:
avid, desirous, greedy, intent, itching, on edge
definition 3: very concerned.
Her parents were naturally anxious about her injury.
synonyms:
solicitous, worried
antonyms:
carefree, unconcerned
similar words:
apprehensive, concerned, nervous, on edge
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derivations: anxiously (adv.), anxiousness (n.)
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