Meaning of “anxious” - Learner’s Dictionary

anxious

adjective uk us /ˈæŋkʃəs/
WORRIED

B1 worried and nervous:

She's very anxious about her exams.
I saw his anxious face at the window.
WANTING

B2 wanting to do something or wanting something to happen:

[ + to do sth ] He's anxious to get home.
[ + that ] I was anxious that no one else should know.
anxiously adverb

B2

We waited anxiously by the phone.

(Definition of “anxious” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)