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- anxious (adj.)
- 1620s, from Latin anxius "solicitous, uneasy, troubled in mind" (also "causing anxiety, troublesome"), from angere, anguere "choke, squeeze," figuratively "torment, cause distress" (see anger (v.)). The same image is in Serbo-Croatian tjeskoba "anxiety," literally "tightness, narrowness." Related: Anxiously; anxiousness.
- 1. I believe he is most painfully anxious about Diana.
- 2. They were anxious to bring the washing in before it rained.
- 3. The Government is anxious to keep the whole case out of court.
- 4. Lloyd George was most anxious to be agreeable and pleasant.
- 5. I was anxious to get him here, away from family and friends.
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