overanxious

[ oh-ver-angk-shuh s, -ang- ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˈæŋk ʃəs, -ˈæŋ- /
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adjective

excessively anxious.

Origin of overanxious

First recorded in 1735–45; over- + anxious
Related formso·ver·anx·i·e·ty [oh-ver-ang-zahy-i-tee] /ˈoʊ vər æŋˈzaɪ ɪ ti/, o·ver·anx·ious·ness, nouno·ver·anx·ious·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for over-anxious

overanxious

/ (ˌəʊvərˈæŋkʃəs, -ˈæŋʃəs) /

adjective

excessively worried, tense, or uneasy
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Word Origin and History for over-anxious

over-anxious


adj.

1713, from over- + anxious. Related: Overanxiously; overanxiousness.

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