anx·ious /ˈæŋ(k)ʃəs/ 形容詞
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.
Note: Anxious is followed by for, about, concerning, etc., before the object of solicitude.
Syn: -- Solicitous; careful; uneasy; unquiet; restless; concerned; disturbed; watchful.
adj 1: mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc;
worried; "anxious parents"; "anxious about her job";
"not used to a city and anxious about small things";
"felt apprehensive about the consequences" [syn: apprehensive]
2: eagerly desirous; "anxious to see the new show at the
museum"; "dying to hear who won" [syn: anxious(p), dying(p)]
3: causing or fraught with or showing anxiety; "spent an
anxious night waiting for the test results"; "cast anxious
glances behind her"; "those nervous moments before
takeoff"; "an unquiet mind" [syn: nervous, uneasy, unquiet]