- 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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Examples from the Web for antsy
Handlers bring the puppies down in waves to prevent them from getting too tired, freaked out, or antsy while filming.‘The Puppy Bowl’: The Super Bowl’s Fiercest Rival
February 2, 2014
But following her second year, she says she “got antsy” and was ready to move on from classrooms and into audition rooms.‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Taylor Schilling on Her Path to Prison
July 30, 2013
But most people I talk to are generally on my half of this parking lot--not as antsy as I am, but not into lingering.Are You a Restaurant Lingerer?
March 28, 2013
Finally, he burst out with an antsy, “Come on, I want to go to war!”War Games: Microsoft Invades Liechtenstein for Halo 4 Blowout
November 8, 2012
So that's Eisenberg: antsy, discomfited, and still answering to Mom.'The Social Network's' Reluctant Star
September 26, 2010
- informal restless, nervous, and impatient
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Word Origin and History for antsy
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