the state of being greatly worried; mental distress or uneasiness because of fear of danger or misfortune; anxiety: The warm welcome from her new classmates made all her anxiousness go away.
the state of being earnestly desirous; eagerness (followed by to or for): As he sat in the cabin of the combat plane, he felt no fear or apprehension, just anxiousness to get airborne.
- un·anx·ious·ness, noun
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How to use anxiousness in a sentence
Portable chairs in hand, we joined the other anxious voters in the line forming.
Beauty providers and their customers are anxious to get back to business as usual, while staying safe.
She grew anxious as Americans flouted recommendations to mask up and avoid crowds, choosing the illusion of normal life over discipline and common sense.Football is back in Happy Valley. The coronavirus never left. | Kent Babb | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
“We are all anxious for the project to reach that stage as quickly and cost-effectively as possible,” the lawmakers wrote.Maryland lawmakers write to Gov. Hogan with ‘deep’ concerns about fate of Purple Line | Katherine Shaver | October 28, 2020 | Washington Post
About 7 in 10 voters say they are anxious about the election, according to an AP-NORC poll this month.Voters are worried about violence and safety at the polls | Rachel Schallom | October 28, 2020 | Fortune
But that didn't seem to soften my worry and overall anxiousness.‘Stupid,’ ‘Immoral,’ ‘Dangerous,’ ‘Coward’: My Month With a Gun | Heidi Yewman | July 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Each of the three faces was pale enough; but Pamela had the trouble of these two, as well as her own anxiousness in her eyes.Theo | Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett
Certain elder members of his congregation had privately discussed questions of doctrine with anxiousness.In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim | Frances Hodgson Burnett
My heart throbbed violently, less with the hopes of triumph than with the anxiousness of duplicity, and the dread of detection.Discipline | Mary Brunton
It was when his glance encountered hers after he said this that each regarded the other with a slow growing anxiousness.Robin | Frances Hodgson Burnett
Dowie shook her head and he saw that the old anxiousness came back upon her.Robin | Frances Hodgson Burnett