Definition Of anxious


experiencing worry, unease, or nervousness, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.

she was extremely anxious about her exams

wanting something very much, typically with a feeling of unease.

the company was anxious to avoid any trouble

Example Of anxious

  • All the work and the anxious wait culminated in the final results today.

  • And above all a population keen, eager, anxious even to embrace their visitors.

  • As children, when my brother Bob and I were anxious to avoid doing our homework, we'd fly round to her house.

  • At that point, the government backed down, anxious to avoid further diplomatic damage.

  • Both are anxious to avoid a house price and consumer spending crash.

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