Definition of 'anxious'

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Find a moment to tell her why you feel so anxious. The Sun (2016)Write a list of all the ways this boyfriend is different from earlier ones and read it when you feel anxious. The Sun (2017)Anxious times all of a sudden. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So why does he feel anxious? Times, Sunday Times (2017)It must harness stories, images and emotions to appeal to people at an anxious time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's easy to feel anxious about the future. The Sun (2016)I will always be an anxious person. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I would just be anxious about getting ahead of ourselves. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If they cannot go to that safe person they get anxious and try to solve problems themselves, often by running away. The Sun (2016)They feel anxious at times when they don't need to because they react to threats that are either unlikely or irrational. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You can find things rather than scrabbling about and getting anxious. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is about conformity and feeling anxious and uncomfortable about her single status. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He will be anxious and nervous and should not be approached. The Sun (2011)When you are feeling worried or anxious do you noticeably eat more as a comfort? Stewart, Dr Alan & Stewart, Maryon The Vitality Diet (1990)Is the person so anxious about dirt that this is reflected in their brain activity? Claudia Hammond EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)Do you feel tense or anxious for no good reason? Atkinson, Jacqueline M Coping with Stress at Work (1988)There is something anxious about him despite all his smoothness. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These are clearly anxious times for us. Christianity Today (2000)Think of ways of defusing anxious situations by simply doing things differently. Hambly, Dr Kenneth Banish Anxiety - how to stop worrying and take charge of your life (1991)Do you feel trapped or anxious when unforeseen incidents intrude on your day? Atkinson, Jacqueline M Coping with Stress at Work (1988)He insisted there was no need for me to feel anxious or nervous. The Sun (2010)He was also a very anxious person. Austin, Valerie Self-Hypnosis (1994)That caused you to feel anxious the following time and so set up a pattern. The Sun (2009)And as appointed pillars of our society they have made us feel anxious about its foundations. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Their faces look anxious and worried. Times, Sunday Times (2012)When we are rushed, tense and anxious we speed up ageing. The Sun (2014)Which makes me anxious about something else: is it worth it? Times, Sunday Times (2012)His behaviour in class was atrocious, because he was anxious and worried. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The flotation has been mired in controversy for the past three years and the Government is anxious to avoid a flop. Times, Sunday Times (2006)

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Translations for 'anxious'

British English: anxious ADJECTIVE
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.
The children are anxious to learn.


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