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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 for "anxious":

    eager, keen, impatient, worried, nervous, concerned

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How to use anxious in a sentence?

  1. Leader McConnell:

    We've been anxious to get started for the last -- how many weeks has it been now ? and we'll get about it as soon as we can.

  2. Senator Brown:

    The fact is that every time a senator stands up and speaks, there is a Senate stenographer about six feet away, and senators that don't wear masks are putting them at risk, i know that Ted Cruz doesn't see the Senate stenographer because she is -- it's always a she in these cases -- one of those essential workers that usually doesn't get paid a lot of money and exposes themselves, those essential workers, to the public and then goes home anxious at night about potentially infecting their families.

  3. Maria Jaramillo:

    At first it was light, but it lasted a long time and got stronger, i was on the seventh floor and the light went off in the whole sector, and we evacuated. People were very anxious in the street ... We left barefoot.

  4. Ike Randolph:

    If we have a mom who is really anxious and calls the prison wanting to know if her son is sick, we will tell that offender, 'Call your mom and tell her you're OK,' we were getting those calls all day yesterday.

  5. Plato:

    The partisan, when he is engaged in a dispute, cares nothing about the rights of the question, but is anxious only to convince his hearers of his own assertions.

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