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Definition of anxious:

  1. Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying; - applied to things; as, anxious labor.
  2. Earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please.
  3. Full of anxiety or disquietude; greatly concerned or solicitous, esp. respecting something future or unknown; being in painful suspense; - applied to persons; as, anxious for the issue of a battle.

Synonyms:

longing, nervous, hot, nauseating, worried, enthusiastic, unsettled, impetuous, noisome, offensive, concerned, nauseated, aflutter, unquiet, spooky, importunate, yearning, glowing, flighty, sick, impatient, apprehensive, earnest, vehement, troubled, skittish, loathsome, study at, ill at ease, vile, eager, neural, desirous, nauseous, sickening, uneasy, intense, sickish, zealous, solicitous, intent, feelings, keen, awkward, dying, queasy, distressed.

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