Pronunciation of Anxious
/ˈaŋʃəs/, /ˈaŋʃəs/, /ˈa_ŋ_ʃ_ə_s/
Antonyms for anxious:
Synonyms for anxious:
nerve-wracking, desperately, covetous, fretful, uptight, distressed, sobering, longingly, oppressive, wary, overprotective, disconcerting, worrying, half-crazed, broody, high-strung, envious, ominous, suspicious, angst-ridden, neurotic, daunting, paranoid, wound up, pressured, stressful, panicky, frantic, twitchy, tensed up.
dreary, mournful, miserable, despairing, joyless, grim, despondent, downhearted, morose, dejected, contemplative, glum, melancholy, overcome, lachrymose, wistful, discouraged, gloomy, woeful, sullen, pensive, moody, heartbroken, depressed, blue, plaintive, disheartened, dolorous, dispirited, disconsolate, anguished, sad.
irreconcilable, teed off, unhappy, discontent, uncomfortable, restless, disgruntled, frustrated, non-satisfied, disapproving, cross, malcontent, ungratified, ticked off, uneasy, joyless, dissatisfied, irritated, miserable, gloomy, anguished, wretched, sour, discomposed, cheerless, despondent, dissident, fed up, exasperated, displeased, bored, disquieted.
excited, breathless, agitated, inflamed, stimulated, effervescent, turbulent, aroused, passionate, attentive, electrified, Energized, disturbed, exhilarated, impassioned, fiery, burning, fervent, animated, ardent, feverish, disquieted.
jittery, fainthearted, rattled, paralyzed, afraid, terror-stricken, lily-livered, apprehensive, startled, frightened, petrified, cowardly, terrified, weak-kneed, fearful, horrified, alarmed, agitated, scared stiff, chicken-livered, intimidated, scared, unnerved, Harrowed, timid.
worried, tense (adjective)
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Usage examples for anxious:
- Then Do- ansowan and his wife were anxious for them to return. - "Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore", Fay-Cooper Cole.
- But you had no reason to be anxious. - "The Patrician", John Galsworthy.
- Minnie is anxious that you should see- a little more of the world. - "A Country Gentleman and his Family", Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant.