anxious

When you are anxious, you are very concerned or worried, but it can also refer to when you are quite interested in something. You might be anxious to improve your performance in math class after falling asleep during a big test.

The word anxious has generally been used to describe when someone is very concerned about something. In medical terms, to be anxious means feeling uneasy and worried but not always with a specific focus. On the other hand, being anxious can also mean that you are very eager. One meaning is negative and the other is positive!

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: anxious

1
adj
causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
2
adj
eagerly desirous
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: anxious
1

adj causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

“spent an anxious night waiting for the test results”
“cast anxious glances behind her”
Synonyms:
nervous, queasy, uneasy, unquiet
troubled
characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need
2

adj eagerly desirous

anxious to see the new show at the museum”
Synonyms:
dying
eager
having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy
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