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Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Latin anxius, from angere to cause pain, choke; akin to Gr. 'a`gchein to choke. See anger.

anxious (comparative more anxious, superlative most anxious)

Positive
anxious

Comparative
more anxious

Superlative
most anxious

  1. 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.
  2. Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying;—applied to things; as, anxious labor.
    The sweet of life, from which God hath bid dwell far off all anxious cares. --Milton.
  3. Earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please.
    He sneers alike at those who are anxious to preserve and at those who are eager for reform. --Macaulay.


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