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Definition of 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

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

It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
Edmund Burke

What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.

The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Well I think any author or musician is anxious to have legitimate sales of their products, partly so they're rewarded for their success, partly so they can go on and do new things.
Bill Gates
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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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