Anxious

Definition of Anxious

Anx´ious   Pronunciation: ăņk´shŭs
a.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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