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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 anx·ious /ˈæŋ(k)ʃəs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 anx·ious /ˈæŋ(k)ʃəs/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Anx·ious 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.
 Note: Anxious is followed by for, about, concerning, etc., before the object of solicitude.
 Syn: -- Solicitous; careful; uneasy; unquiet; restless; concerned; disturbed; watchful.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]