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Synonyms for anxious
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Princeton's WordNet

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

    eagerly desirous

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

    uneager, untroubled

  2. anxious, nervous, queasy, uneasy, unquiet(adj)

    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"

    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

    untroubled, uneager


  1. anxious(adjective)

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

  2. anxious(adjective)

    Full of anxiety or disquietude; greatly concerned or solicitous, especially respecting something future or unknown; being in painful suspense;\uE000107163applied to persons; as, anxious for the issue of a battle.

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

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

  3. anxious(adjective)

    Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying;\uE000107164applied to things; as, anxious labor.

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

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

  4. anxious(adjective)

    Earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please.

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. anxious

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. emotion

    when u feel like should u do this

    should i just do this chop down this kapok tree

    Submitted by anonymous on September 22, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. anxious(a.)

    solicitous, uneasy, restless, unquiet, apprehensive, CAREFUL, greatly concerned

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. anxious(a)

    solicitous, apprehensive, concerned, worried

    unconcerned, assured, indifferent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    eager, keen, impatient, worried, nervous, concerned

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How to use anxious in a sentence?

  1. Jim Gard:

    I’m anxious to get back. I’m happy to get back, I think we need to be — it’d be nice for us all to be together.

  2. Managing Director of Pegasus Shipping:

    At about 9.45 p.m., we went to take the elevator down, but hotel security stopped us saying there was a gang war on the ground floor. We were all quite anxious about what was going on but soon found out through the TV that it was a terror attack, a few people were calm, some had fainted or were in a state of shock under the tables. The bomb blast, the sound of gunfire and the fire engulfing the area was so shocking. All of us were in a different states of mind. I was extremely worried about my mother, my two daughters and my wife, they were all crying.

  3. Santhanam Suresh:

    You see these anxious parents, and you can see the child will be complaining of a lot of pain.

  4. Pratik Pandey:

    I am very anxious to get home.

  5. Kate Andersen Brower:

    In the White House, she tried hard not to cancel events, but she became more and more anxious and upset.

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