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anx•ious(ˈæŋk ʃəs, ˈæŋ-)
If you are anxious about someone or something, you are worried about them.
If you are anxious to do something, you want very much to do it.
Don't say that someone is 'anxious for doing' something.
If you are anxious for something, you want to have it, or you want it to happen.
If you are anxious that something happen, or anxious that something should happen, you want it to happen very much.
Don't confuse anxious with nervous. If you are nervous, you are rather frightened about something that you are going to do or experience.
nervous anxious irritated annoyed
If you are nervous, you are rather frightened about something that you are going to do or experience.
If you are worried about something that might happen to someone else, don't say that you are 'nervous'. Say that you are anxious.
|Adj.||1.||anxious - eagerly desirous; "anxious to see the new show at the museum"; "dying to hear who won"|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
eager - having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy; "eager to learn"; "eager to travel abroad"; "eager for success"; "eager helpers"; "an eager look"
|2.||anxious - causing or fraught with or showing anxiety; "spent an anxious night waiting for the test results"; "cast anxious glances behind her"; "those nervous moments before takeoff"; "an unquiet mind"|
troubled - characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers"
eager reluctant, hesitant, loath, nonchalant, disinclined
uneasy certain, cool, collected, confident, calm, assured, composed, unfazed (informal), unperturbed, nonchalant
you'd better go home, your mother will be anxious → es mejor que te vayas a casa, tu madre estará preocupada or inquieta
to be anxious about sth → estar preocupado por algo
he was anxious about starting his new job → le preocupaba empezar en el nuevo trabajo
I'm very anxious about you → me tienes muy preocupado
to become or get anxious → ponerse nervioso
to feel anxious → estar preocupado, estar inquieto
with an anxious glance → con una mirada llena de preocupación or inquietud
in an anxious voice → en un tono angustiado
it's been a very anxious time for me → ha sido un periodo muy angustioso para mí, he pasado un periodo lleno de ansiedad
it was an anxious moment → fue un momento angustioso
I am very anxious that he should go → quiero que vaya a toda costa
she is anxious to see you before you go → tiene muchas ganas de verte antes de que te vayas
I'm not very anxious to go → tengo pocas ganas de ir
anxious to please her mother, she cleaned the house → deseosa de or deseando agradar a su madre, limpió la casa
to be anxious for reform → desear or ansiar una reforma
he is anxious for results → está deseoso de or ansioso por ver resultados
to be anxious for promotion/success → ansiar or ambicionar un ascenso/el éxito
he was anxious for her to leave → estaba impaciente por que ella se marchara, tenía muchas ganas de que ella se marchara
to be anxious about sb → se faire du souci pour qn
I'm very anxious about you → Je me fais beaucoup de souci pour toi.
to grow anxious, to get anxious → s'inquiéter
I'm very anxious about you → sono molto preoccupato or in pensiero per te
with an anxious glance → con uno sguardo pieno d'ansia