Basically, anxious means distressed, worried.
- Father’s illness gave us some anxious moments.
- I am anxious about my future.
- They are anxious about their safety.
- She was anxious about her friend’s illness.
Although generally acceptable, it is not considered the best usage to use anxious to mean eager or expectant.
- We are eager for Diwali to come. (Better than ‘We are anxious for Diwali to come.’)
- The children are eager to go to the party. (Better than ‘The children are anxious to go to the party.’)
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