Full of anxiety or disquietude; greatly concerned or solicitous, especially respecting something future or unknown; being in painful suspense;—applied to persons; as, anxious for the issue of a battle. (adjective)
Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying;—applied to things; as, anxious labor. (adjective)
Earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please. (adjective)
Examples of word anxious
Jack had pulled the van up against the curb and was sitting in the passenger seat, his expression anxious, his cell phone in his hand, and a wide-eyed Eerie in his lap.
Katie stepped in front of Britt, her expression anxious.
Katie leaned across the seat, her expression anxious.
It gives us the English word "anxious", signalling a place that presses against you, where the walls are tight, and you might be too big to get through.
“The door’s locked,” zh’Thiin said, her expression anxious as she regarded him, “but I don’t know how long it will keep them out.”