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Antonyms for anxious
ˈæŋk ʃəs, ˈæŋ-anx·ious

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Wiktionary4.5 / 2 votes

  1. anxiousadjective

    Synonyms:
    disturbed, solicitous, watchful, restless, unquiet, concerned, uneasy, careful

  2. anxiousadjective

    Full of anxiety or disquietude; greatly concerned or solicitous, especially respecting something future or unknown; being in painful suspense;applied to persons; as, anxious for the issue of a battle.

    I could tell she was anxious as she was biting her nails.

    Synonyms:
    disturbed, watchful, concerned, uneasy, restless, unquiet, careful, solicitous

  3. anxiousadjective

    Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying;applied to things; as, anxious labor.

    The sweet of life, from which God hath bid dwell far off all anxious cares. -- John Milton.

    Synonyms:
    unquiet, concerned, uneasy, solicitous, disturbed, restless, watchful, careful

  4. anxiousadjective

    Earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please.

    Synonyms:
    solicitous, unquiet, uneasy, concerned, careful, watchful, disturbed, restless

English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. anxious

    One is eager who impatiently desires to accomplish some end; one is earnest with a desire that is less impatient, but more deep, resolute, and constant; one is anxious with a desire that foresees rather the pain of disappointment than the delight of attainment. One is eager for the gratification of any appetite or passion; he is earnest in conviction, purpose, or character. Eager usually refers to some specific and immediate satisfaction, earnest to something permanent and enduring; the patriotic soldier is earnest in his devotion to his country, eager for a decisive battle.

    Antonyms:
    apathetic, calm, careless, cold, cool, dispassionate, frigid, heedless, indifferent, negligent, phlegmatic, purposeless, regardless, stolid, stony, stupid, unconcerned, uninterested, unmindful, unmoved

    Synonyms:
    animated, ardent, burning, desirous, eager, earnest, enthusiastic, fervent, glowing, hot, impatient, impetuous, importunate, intense, intent, keen, longing, vehement, yearning, zealous

    Preposition:
    Eager for (more rarely after) favor, honor, etc.; eager in pursuit.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. anxious

    Antonyms:
    without care, careless, inert, ease, unconcerned, calm, composed

    Synonyms:
    solicitous, careful, uneasy, concerned, restless, watchful, disturbed, unquiet

Princeton's WordNet4.3 / 10 votes

  1. anxious(p), dying(p)adjective

    eagerly desirous

    "anxious to see the new show at the museum"; "dying to hear who won"

    Antonyms:
    uneager, untroubled

  2. anxious, nervous, queasy, uneasy, unquietadjective

    causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

    "spent an anxious night waiting for the test results"; "cast anxious glances behind her"; "those nervous moments before takeoff"; "an unquiet mind"

    Antonyms:
    untroubled, uneager

    Synonyms:
    vile, flighty, offensive, sickish, aflutter, nauseating, loathsome, sick, uneasy, sickening, spooky, restless, awkward, queasy, dying(p), unquiet, anxious(p), noisome, ill at ease(p), skittish, nervous, neural, nauseated, nauseous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. anxiousadjective

    Antonyms:
    unconcerned, assured, indifferent

    Synonyms:
    solicitous, apprehensive, concerned, worried

How to use anxious in a sentence?

  1. Ambassador Robert King:

    The concern clearly is the North Koreans have money that they are putting into military resources and proliferation of nuclear weapons, and we're anxious to make sure their ability in those areas is limited.

  2. Del Potro:

    I know you are anxious to see me play, but I ask you for patience because it’s going to be my first tournament and part of the rehabilitation is to return to the circuit.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    In light of knowledge attained, the happy achievement seems almost a matter of course, and any intelligent student can grasp it without too much trouble. But the years of anxious searching in the dark, with their intense longing, their alterations of confidence and exhaustion and the final emergence into the light -- only those who have experienced it can understand it.

  4. Cameron Crowe:

    Many of us are hungry for stories with more racial diversity, more truth in representation, and I am anxious to help tell those stories in the future.

  5. Nada Pantle:

    I was so anxious about someone seeing something and giving a child post traumatic stress disorder, I handed my resignation.

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#7387calm
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#24087indifferent
#24888careless
#25698negligent
#27289inert
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#77099unmoved
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#143096stolid
#148311purposeless
#155481unmindful
#213663phlegmatic

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