Anxious Or Eager | IELTS vocabulary

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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