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Definition of "anxious" []

  • Uneasy and apprehensive about an uncertain event or matter; worried. (adjective)
  • Attended with, showing, or causing anxiety: spent an anxious night waiting for the test results. (adjective)
  • Usage Problem Eagerly or earnestly desirous. (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 "anxious" in a sentence
  • "Jack had pulled the van up against the curb and was sitting in the passenger seat, his expression anxious, his cell phone in his hand, and a wide-eyed Eerie in his lap."
  • "Katie stepped in front of Britt, her expression anxious."
  • "Katie leaned across the seat, her expression anxious."