Meaning of anxious

anx•ious

Pronunciation: (angk'shus, ang'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. full of mental distress or uneasiness because of fear of danger or misfortune; greatly worried; solicitous: Her parents were anxious about her poor health.
  2. earnestly desirous; eager (usually fol. by an infinitive or for): anxious to please; anxious for our happiness.
  3. attended with or showing solicitude or uneasiness: anxious forebodings.
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