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. Feeling or showing worry or solicitude.
2. Involved in or affected by or having a claim to or share in; SYN. interested.
3. In relation (or in regard) to; especially as in the phrases.
4. Culpably involved; SYN. implicated.
ETYM French pensif, from penser to think, from Latin pensare to weigh, ponder, consider, v. intens. from pendere to weigh. Related to Pension, Poise.
Showing pensive sadness; SYN. wistful.
1. Previously applied to another group and unavailable for use in a new sense — used of a biological generic or specific name
2. Lost in thought; also; absorbed in some preoccupation
3. Already occupied
ETYM Latin sollicitus, solicitus. Related to Solicit.
1. Full of anxiety and concern.
2. Showing hovering attentiveness.