antsy

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ant·sy

 (ănt′sē)
adj. ant·si·er, ant·si·est Informal
1. Restless or impatient; fidgety: The long wait made the children antsy.
2. Nervous; apprehensive: "Camps got shot up all the time, but if there wasn't a shoot-up, they'd get antsy" (Harper's).

[Perhaps from the incessant motions of ants.]
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antsy

(ˈæntsɪ)
adj, antsier or antsiest
informal restless, nervous, and impatient
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ants•y

(ˈænt si)

adj. ants•i•er, ants•i•est. Informal.
1. impatient; restless.
2. uneasy; anxious.
[1950–55]
ants′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.antsy - nervous and unable to relax; "a constant fretful stamping of hooves"; "a restless child"
tense - in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
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Translations

antsy

[ˈæntsɪ] ADJ (US) → nervioso, inquieto
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antsy

[ˈæntsi] (US) adj
(= nervous) [person] → nerveux/euse; [mood] → tendu(e)
(= restless) to be antsy [person] → avoir la bougeotte
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