anxious anxious  /ˈæŋk ʃəs/


  1. (adj) eagerly desirous
  2. (adj) causing or fraught with or showing anxiety



  1. But we live in a particularly anxious age.
  2. There are thousands of young, motivated Pakistani men anxious to join the militancy in Kashmir, which they consider a holy war.
  3. For others, though--especially those who tend to be anxious anyway--the feeling can be overwhelming.


  1. Local small business owners anxious over Affordable Health Care Act

    CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee(WDEF) - The main components of the Affordable Care Act take effect in less than a year and as the day gets closer, many local business owners tell WDEF they feel anxious about how employee health insurance will affect their business. Jennifer Hoff was one of many local small business owners who attended the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga workshop on the affordable ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WDEF Chattanooga

  2. Residents anxious to return to Colorado fire zone

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — With evacuees anxious to return, firefighters worked Sunday to dig up and extinguish hot spots to protect homes spared by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado's history.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Residents anxious to return to Colo. fire zone

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Residents are anxious to return to the scene of Colorado's most destructive wildfire but authorities say it's still not safe.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "I think the whole country will be worried and anxious about her health," Prime Minister Gordon Brown said of Goody.
    on Feb 20, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: Reuters India

  2. "Many Americans are understandably anxious about issues affecting their pocketbook," Bush said in a White House news conference, held outdoors in an unseasonably cold and windy Rose Garden. "They're looking to their elected leaders in...
    on Dec 24, 2007 By: President Bush Source:

  3. "For people to say they?re anxious about border security doesn?t make them intolerant. It certainly doesn?t make them a racist," Gillard said on Sunday.
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Julia Gillard Source: AFP

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