how to pronounce anxious


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anxious is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of anxious in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… was very tense and anxious it was also a …”

meanings of anxious


  1. Having a feeling of anxiety or disquietude; extremely concerned, especially about something that will happen in the future or that is unknown.
  2. Earnestly desirous.
  3. Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying.
  4. Nervous and worried.

anxious frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word anxious occurs in english on average 17 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics anxious can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that anxious can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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