Antonyms for anxiousˈæŋk ʃəs, ˈæŋ-

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term anxious

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anxious(p), dying(p)(adj)

    eagerly desirous

    uneager, untroubled

  2. anxious, nervous, queasy, uneasy, unquiet(adj)

    causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

    untroubled, uneager

    vile, flighty, offensive, sickish, aflutter, nauseating, loathsome, sick, anxious, uneasy, sickening, spooky, restless, awkward, queasy, dying(p), unquiet, anxious(p), noisome, ill at ease(p), skittish, nervous, neural, nauseated, nauseous


  1. anxious(adjective)

    careful, disturbed, solicitous, watchful, restless, unquiet, concerned, uneasy

  2. anxious(adjective)

    Full of anxiety or disquietude; greatly concerned or solicitous, especially respecting something future or unknown; being in painful suspense;\uE000107163\uE001applied to persons; as, anxious for the issue of a battle.

    solicitous, careful, unquiet, restless, disturbed, uneasy, concerned, watchful

  3. anxious(adjective)

    Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying;\uE000107164\uE001applied to things; as, anxious labor.

    unquiet, concerned, uneasy, solicitous, disturbed, restless, watchful, careful

  4. anxious(adjective)

    Earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please.

    solicitous, unquiet, uneasy, concerned, careful, watchful, disturbed, restless

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. anxious

    One is eager who impatiently desires to accomplish some end; one is earnest with a desire that is less impatient, but more deep, resolute, and constant; one is anxious with a desire that foresees rather the pain of disappointment than the delight of attainment. One is eager for the gratification of any appetite or passion; he is earnest in conviction, purpose, or character. Eager usually refers to some specific and immediate satisfaction, earnest to something permanent and enduring; the patriotic soldier is earnest in his devotion to his country, eager for a decisive battle.

    apathetic, calm, careless, cold, cool, dispassionate, frigid, heedless, indifferent, negligent, phlegmatic, purposeless, regardless, stolid, stony, stupid, unconcerned, uninterested, unmindful, unmoved

    animated, ardent, burning, desirous, eager, earnest, enthusiastic, fervent, glowing, hot, impatient, impetuous, importunate, intense, intent, keen, longing, vehement, yearning, zealous

    Eager for (more rarely after) favor, honor, etc.; eager in pursuit.


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