anxious

[ʹæŋkʃəs] a
1. 1) беспокоящийся, тревожащийся, волнующийся; опасающийся

to be /to feel/ anxious about smb.'s health [future, welfare] - беспокоиться /тревожиться/ о чьём-л. здоровье [будущем, благополучии]

2) тревожный, беспокойный

anxious moment - тревожный период /момент/

anxious time - трудное /тревожное/ время

anxious business - хлопотное дело

2. стремящийся (к чему-л.), страстно желающий (чего-л.)

to be anxious for success /to succeed/ - стремиться к успеху

the boy is anxious for a bicycle - мальчик мечтает о велосипеде

I am anxious for your impressions - мне не терпится узнать, какое у вас осталось впечатление

to be eagerly /deeply, keenly, terribly/ anxious to get smth. - гореть желанием добиться чего-л. /получить что-л./

be is anxious to do his best - он старается сделать всё, что может

I am anxious for the morning to come - я жду не дождусь утра

anxious seat /bench/ - амер. место кающегося грешника (в некоторых церквах)

on the anxious seat - ≅ в беспокойстве; как на угольях


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  • anxious — Anxiety, ‘uneasiness or trouble of mind’ (first recorded in a work of c.1525 by Sir Thomas More) underlies the traditional meaning of anxious, and in the 20c the development of psychiatric concepts such as anxiety neurosis have strengthened the… …   Modern English usage

  • Anxious — Anx ious ([a^][ng]k sh[u^]s), a. [L. anxius, fr. angere to cause pain, choke; akin to Gr. a gchein to choke. See {Anger}.] 1. Full of anxiety or disquietude; greatly concerned or solicitous, esp. respecting something future or unknown; being in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anxious — [aŋk′shəs, aŋ′shəs] adj. [L anxius < angere, to choke, give pain < IE base * angh : see ANGER] 1. having or showing anxiety; uneasy in mind; apprehensive; worried 2. causing or full of anxiety [an anxious hour] 3. eagerly wishing [anxious… …   English World dictionary

  • anxious — [adj1] worried, tense afraid, aghast, antsy*, apprehensive, basket case*, bugged*, butterflies, careful, choked*, clutched*, concerned, disquieted, distressed, disturbed, dreading, fearful, fidgety, fretful, hacked*, hyper*, in a state*, in a… …   New thesaurus

  • anxious — index eager, ready (willing), solicitous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • anxious — (adj.) 1620s, from L. anxius solicitous, uneasy, troubled in mind (also causing anxiety, troublesome ), from angere, anguere choke, squeeze, figuratively torment, cause distress (see ANGER (Cf. anger) (v.)). The same image is in Serbo Croatian… …   Etymology dictionary

  • anxious — 1 worried, concerned, solicitous, careful (see under CARE n) Analogous words: *fearful, apprehensive, afraid: uneasy, jittery, *impatient: perturbed, agitated, upset (see DISCOMPOSE) Antonyms: composed Contrasted words: *cool, unruffled,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • anxious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) experiencing worry or unease. 2) very eager and concerned to do something. DERIVATIVES anxiously adverb anxiousness noun. ORIGIN Latin anxius, from angere to choke …   English terms dictionary

  • anxious — anx|ious W3S3 [ˈæŋkʃəs] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: anxius] 1.) worried about something anxious about ▪ He was a bit anxious about the safety of the machinery. anxious for ▪ We were anxious for you. ▪ She gave me an anxious look.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • anxious — adj. 1) anxious about (anxious about the world situation) 2) anxious for (we were anxious for them to meet you) 3) anxious to + inf. (she is anxious to help) 4) anxious that + clause; subj. (he was very anxious that we meet/should meet) * * * [… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • anxious */*/ — UK [ˈæŋkʃəs] / US adjective 1) worried because you think something bad might happen His silence made me anxious. an anxious glance anxious about: People are naturally anxious about these tests. 2) wanting something very much, especially when this …   English dictionary


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