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anxious

anx·ious

anxious

 
pronunciation:
aenk shihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: feeling worried, nervous, or afraid about something uncertain.
She was anxious as she waited to see the doctor.
synonyms:
uneasy, worried
antonyms:
calm, lighthearted
similar words:
apprehensive, fearful, ill at ease, nervous, on edge
definition 2: having a strong wish; eager.
He was anxious to return home and see his children.
synonyms:
eager
similar words:
avid, intent
derivations: anxiously (adv.), anxiousness (n.)
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