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Synonyms for anxious
ˈæŋk ʃəs, ˈæŋ-anx·ious

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Wiktionary

  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 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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. anxious

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

    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

    Antonyms:
    untroubled, uneager

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. anxiousadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. anxiousadjective

    Synonyms:
    solicitous, apprehensive, concerned, worried

    Antonyms:
    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. Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP:

    I can remember so intimately all that went on, you’re always so anxious when these movies come out because of those first opinions; you hope it will go well, and it’s not in your control. But by far the greatest treasure is the test of time. When people are looking at what you did 50 years later, that’s an award in and of itself.

  2. The FDA:

    We recognize parents are anxious to have their young children vaccinated against COVID-19, and while the FDA cannot predict how long its evaluation of the data and information will take, we will review any EUA request we receive as quickly as possible using a science-based approach.

  3. Lord Bertrand Russell:

    Hatred of enemies is easier and more intense than love of friends. But from men who are more anxious to injure opponents than to benefit the world at large no great good is to be expected.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Have you been anxious of what the future or tomorrow will be or bring? If yes, then you've got to stop being anxious about your future. Because, God is too faithful to fail you or anyone else. And so, he (God) will surely and eventually make every aspect of your life beautiful at his own time or rather in due course. -Emeasoba George

  5. Todd Arnedt:

    When we get anxious, that turns on what's called the sympathetic nervous system, the nervous system that gets us anxious and prepares our body to fight or flight, our heart beats faster ; our breathing speeds up.


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