anxiously Definition

in a way that shows feelings of worry or nervousness.

Using anxiously: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "anxiously" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She waited anxiously for the test results.

  • Example

    He paced back and forth anxiously, waiting for the phone to ring.

  • Example

    The dog barked anxiously as the storm approached.

anxiously Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for anxiously

Antonyms for anxiously

Origins of anxiously

from Latin 'anxius', meaning 'worried'


Summary: anxiously in Brief

'Anxiously' [ˈæŋkʃəsli] is an adverb that describes a state of worry or nervousness. It is often used to describe someone waiting for news or anticipating an event, as in 'She waited anxiously for the test results.' Synonyms include 'nervously,' 'apprehensively,' and 'uneasily,' while antonyms include 'calmly,' 'confidently,' and 'assuredly.'