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Synonyms 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.

    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 Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. anxious

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

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

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"

    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 Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. anxiousadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. anxiousadjective

    Synonyms:
    solicitous, apprehensive, concerned, worried

    Antonyms:
    unconcerned, assured, indifferent

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "anxious":

    eager, keen, impatient, worried, nervous, concerned

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How to use anxious in a sentence?

  1. David Stockton:

    Yellen will have a noticeable faction of the committee that's anxious to tighten again, they will need to be persuaded that the process is still in place, that this is not an indefinite pause.

  2. Miguel Perez:

    We know this month has been really critical. It's been the month with the lowest supply of products. That's why families are anxious, we guarantee things will improve in the next few weeks.

  3. Bailey Lynn:

    I just remember days that I would just turn off my computer when school was over and I would just lay in my bed and I wouldn't have the motivation to do anything, and then I would simultaneously be anxious from not doing anything.

  4. Nadine Kaslow:

    People are just horrified and they can become very anxious. It shakes their personal sense of safety and security.

  5. H.W. Mann:

    When we focus on what has happened. When we focus on what will happen. We overlook what is happening. We can only live in this moment. While regretting the past, we are depressed. While worrying about the future, we are anxious. While present, we are at peace. The present is a gift. Open it.


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