Share this entry

Share this page

anxious

Pronunciation: /ˈæŋkʃəs/

Translation of anxious in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (worried) preocupado, inquietoto be anxious about/for sth I'm rather anxious about her health su salud me tiene algo preocupada, estoy algo preocupada por su salud I was anxious for their safety when I heard the news cuando oí la noticia me preocupé or inquieté por ellos
    Example sentences
    • There is actually another group of people who are much more anxious about the outcome than any of the above.
    • Now they are also edgy, anxious, fearful, often depressed and undeniably kinder.
    • His anxious relatives are desperate for reassurance that he is safe.
    1.2 (worrying) [time/moment] (lleno) de preocupación
    Example sentences
    • We had a bit of an anxious moment while we looked for the area, only to happily discover it was just north of our turnoff to the east.
    • However her supporters had some anxious moments before they collected their winnings.
    • They began stringing the ball about in a confident fashion not witnessed during the anxious moments late last year.
    1.3 (eager) deseoso, ansiosoto be anxious to + infinitive/infinitivo he's very anxious to please tiene mucho afán de agradar anxious to please, he offered to cook dinner deseoso de agradar, se ofreció a hacer la cena my parents are anxious to meet you mis padres están deseando conocerte or están ansiosos por conocerteto be anxious that we are anxious that there should be no delay no queremos por nada del mundo que haya ningún retraso
    Example sentences
    • You can't look up anymore, only down at the ground, anxious to avoid a similar encounter.
    • Both are anxious to avoid a house price and consumer spending crash.
    • As children, when my brother Bob and I were anxious to avoid doing our homework, we'd fly round to her house.

Definition of anxious in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day loro
m,f
parrot …
Cultural fact of the day

Crianza is a term which refers both to the process of ageing wines, and to a category of wines, vinos de crianza, which have been aged for a minimum of two years, first in barrels or the more modern stainless steel tanks, and then in the bottle.