Synonyms of 'panting'
1 out of breathDictionary, winded, gasping
She collapsed, panting, at the top of the stairs.
2 eagerDictionary, raring, anxious
He came down here panting to be rescued from the whole ghastly mess.
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If you are anxious to do something or anxious that something should happen, you very much want to do it or very much want it to happen.
He is anxious that there should be no delay.
If you are breathless, you have difficulty in breathing properly, for example because you have been running or because you are afraid or excited.
I was a little breathless and my heartbeat was fast.
If you are impatient to do something or impatient for something to happen, you are eager to do it or for it to happen and do not want to wait.
They are impatient for jobs and security.
Thesaurus for panting from the Collins English Thesaurus
→ another name for pant (sense 5 )