- unable to sit or stand still; fidgety: The children were bored and antsy.
- apprehensive, uneasy, or nervous: I'm a little antsy since hearing those storm warnings.
Origin of antsy
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Related Words for antsinessnervousness, anxiety, agitation, insomnia, disquiet, jitters, uneasiness, ferment, instability, strain, apprehension, hostility, unease, discomfort, pressure, suspense, worry, concern, turmoil, unrest
- informal restless, nervous, and impatient
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