Pronunciation: (angk'shus, ang'-),[key] —adj. 1. full of mental distress or uneasiness because of fear of danger or misfortune; greatly worried; solicitous: Her parents were anxious about her poor health. 2. earnestly desirous; eager (usually fol. by an infinitive or for): anxious to please; anxious for our happiness. 3. attended with or showing solicitude or uneasiness: anxious forebodings.