To feel anxious is to look forward to an event, or to feel nervousness, worry, concern or fear.
- Tom feels a little anxious about his new job.
- Sarah says she’s anxious to get married.
- A growling dog outside the house made everyone very anxious.
- Roger is anxious to get going. (He wants to leave.)
- I feel anxious when I fly.
- Is there anything that causes you to feel anxious?
Add "ly" to the end of "anxious" to make the adverb, "anxiously."
- They’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first baby.
- Sarah is anxiously waiting for a phone call from her mother.
- The students listened anxiously as the teacher read the names of the top students.
The word "anxiety" is a noun:
- John is feeling a lot of anxiety about his upcoming court date.
- Jennifer’s feelings of anxiety are rooted in her childhood.
- Do you have any anxieties?
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June 15, 2013