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English definition of “anxious”

anxious

adjective (WORRIED)    /ˈæŋk.ʃəs/
B1 worried and nervous: My mother always gets a bit anxious if we don't arrive when we say we will. I saw my sister's anxious face at the window. The drought has made farmers anxious about the harvest.Anxious and worried anxiously     /-li/ adverb B2 We waited anxiously by the phone. Tomorrow the children will receive their anxiously (= eagerly) awaited presents.Anxious and worriedExcited, interested and enthusiastic
(Definition of anxious adjective (WORRIED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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