1. Feeling worry or concern or insecurity.
2. Filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement.
3. Having feelings of aversion or unwillingness.
4. Filled with fear or apprehension.
ETYM Latin anxius, from angere to cause pain, choke; akin to Greek agchein to choke. Related to Anger.
1. Causing or fraught with or showing anxiety; SYN. nervous, uneasy, unquiet.
2. Mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc; worried; SYN. apprehensive.
3. (Colloquial) Eagerly desirous; SYN. dying.
1. Experiencing or showing fear.
2. Extremely distressing; SYN. frightful, terrible.
3. Timid by nature or revealing timidity; SYN. timorous, trepid.
Thrown into or being in a state of fear, fright, or panic
ETYM From Scare.
The right or privilege of fishing in another man's waters.
ETYM Latin scrupulosus: cf. French scrupuleux.
Having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled.
ETYM Latin timidus, from timere to fear; cf. Skr. tam to become breathless, to become stupefief: cf. French timide.
1. Contemptibly timid.
2. Showing fear and lack of confidence.