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Definition of "antsy" []

  • Slang Restless or impatient; fidgety: The long wait made the children antsy. (adjective)
  • Slang Nervous; apprehensive: "Camps got shot up all the time, but if there wasn't a shoot-up, they'd get antsy” ( Harper's). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "antsy" in a sentence
  • "The mood in the room seemed loose, but the word "antsy" was used pretty often."
  • "There is still a sort of moral consensus that defines certain subjects as "delicate", gets kind of antsy when such topics are broached, but the consensus seems to have shifted from a conservative default to a liberal one."
  • "That Champaign* at the back of my fridge is looking sort of ... "antsy"."
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