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Definition of Anxious

Anxious

  1. Full of anxiety or disquietude; greatly concerned or solicitous, esp. respecting something future or unknown; being in painful suspense; -- applied to persons; as, anxious for the issue of a battle.
  2. Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying; -- applied to things; as, anxious labor.
  3. Earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please.

Anxious Quotations

True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day.
Jesus Christ

With ideas it is like with dizzy heights you climb: At first they cause you discomfort and you are anxious to get down, distrustful of your own powers; but soon the remoteness of the turmoil of life and the inspiring influence of the altitude calm your blood; your step gets firm and sure and you begin to look - for dizzier heights.
Nikola Tesla

That's the duty of the old, to be anxious on behalf of the young. And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old.
Philip Pullman

Why I came here, I know not; where I shall go it is useless to inquire - in the midst of myriads of the living and the dead worlds, stars, systems, infinity, why should I be anxious about an atom?
Lord Byron
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Anxious Translations

anxious in Afrikaans is bekommerd
anxious in Dutch is bang, bezorgd, beducht, ongerust
anxious in Italian is pieno di timore
anxious in Latin is intentus, sollicitus, sollicitus
anxious in Portuguese is ansioso
anxious in Spanish is inquieto, receloso, ansioso
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