anxious
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anxious(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (worried)
a. ansioso
He is a very anxious person. He's always worrying about something.Él es una persona muy ansiosa. Siempre se está inquietando por algo.
b. preocupado
She was very anxious before the operation.Ella estaba muy preocupada antes de la operación.
c. inquieto
My parents get anxious if I don't call every few days.Mis padres se ponen inquietos si no les llamo cada cuantos días.
2. (worrying)
a. angustioso
The patient's family faced an anxious wait while doctors performed the surgery.Le tocaba una angustiosa espera a la familia del paciente mientras los doctores llevaban a cabo la cirugía.
b. de preocupación
There was an anxious moment when we saw her fall off her bike.Hubo un momento de preocupación cuando la vimos caer de su bicicleta.
3. (eager)
a. ansioso
They were anxious to see their children again.Estaban ansiosos de volver a ver a sus hijos.
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anxious
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (worried)
a. preocupado(a)
2. (anguished, impatient)
a. ansioso(a)
to be anxious (for)estar preocupado(a; por)
I am anxious about his healthme preocupa su salud
he was anxious that all his work might come to nothingtemía que todo su trabajo quedara en nada
3. (worrying)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
an anxious momentun momento de preocupación
it was an anxious time for usen esos momentos estábamos muy preocupados
4. (eager)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be anxious to do somethingestar ansioso(a) por hacer algo
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anxious [ˈæŋkʃəs]
adjective
1 (worried) [+person] preocupado; inquieto; [+expression] de preocupación; de inquietud; [+face, eyes] angustiado
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
are you anxious about anything?
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
there's no point in getting anxious. we'll know the answer soon enough he gets very anxious whenever he sees a dog
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
he was thought too weak at first by his anxious parents even to play with other children
2 (worrying) [+situation, wait] angustioso; [+hours, days] lleno de ansiedad; angustioso
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
3 (keen)
he's anxious that nothing should go wrong no quiere que exista el más mínimo riesgo de que algo salga mal; no quiere de ninguna manera que nada vaya mal; 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
4 (Med) (Psychology and Psychiatry) [+feeling] de angustia; [+person] que padece de ansiedad
some anxious people will benefit from psychotherapy
to be anxious padecer ansiedad
Here are some practical steps you can take to help deal with anxious feelings: Whenever anxiety strikes, take a deep breath and then exhale as slowly as possible
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "anxious"
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be anxious
estar muy preocupado
I am anxious
estoy ansioso
Jane is anxious because we are not ready
Jane está ansiosa porque no estamos listos
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