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Definition of ancious

"ancious" is probably misspelled. Trying anxious instead Definition of anxious

1. anxious [ a ] mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc; worried
Examples: "anxious parents" "anxious about her job" "not used to a city and anxious about small things" "felt apprehensive about the consequences"

Used in print:

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

The government was most anxious that there be a respectable response .

(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)

Adam watched his own hands make the caressing , anxious movement that , when rain falls and nobody comes , and ruin draws_close like a cat rubbing against the ankles , has been the ritual of stall vendors , forever .

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

They answered him in monosyllables , nods , occasionally muttering in Greek to one another , awaiting the word from Papa , who restlessly cracked his knuckles , anxious to stuff himself into his white Cadillac and burst off to the freeway .

Synonyms anxious apprehensive Related Terms uneasy

2. anxious [ a ] (colloquial) eagerly desirous
Examples: "anxious to see the new show at the museum" "dying to hear who won"

Used in print:

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

A Mexican justice_of_the_peace had issue a writ against Chavez for taking_part in the `` murder '' of Manuel_Gonzales so he and his father were anxious to be taken_out of danger .

(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)

And how anxious this lover of obscurity was for applause !

Synonyms anxious dying Related Terms colloquialism eager

3. anxious [ a ] causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
Examples: "spent an anxious night waiting for the test results" "cast anxious glances behind her" "those nervous moments before takeoff" "an unquiet mind"

Synonyms nervous unquiet uneasy anxious Related Terms troubled

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