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Anxious meaning

anxious - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please.
  2. 2. Full of anxiety or disquietude; greatly concerned or solicitous, esp. respecting something future or unknown; being in painful suspense; - applied to persons; as, anxious for the issue of a battle.
  3. 3. Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying; - applied to things; as, anxious labor.
  4. 4. Greatly solicitous; troubled in mind.

anxious - examples of usage

  1. " I am very anxious to see you- to speak with you both. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. I only know that your father is among friends, and is anxious for you to follow him." - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. She was so anxious that she couldn't sit still. - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
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