overanxious

[ oh-ver-angk-shuhs, -ang- ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˈæŋk ʃəs, -ˈæŋ- /

adjective

excessively anxious.

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Origin of overanxious

First recorded in 1735–45; over- + anxious

OTHER WORDS FROM overanxious

o·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 overanxious

overanxious
/ (ˌəʊvərˈæŋkʃəs, -ˈæŋʃəs) /

adjective

excessively worried, tense, or uneasy
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