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English definition of “anxious”

anxious

adjective
 
 
/ˈæŋkʃəs/
WORRIED B1 worried and nervous: She's very anxious about her exams. I saw his anxious face at the window.Anxious and worried
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.Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
anxiously adverb B2 We waited anxiously by the phone.
(Definition of anxious from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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