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Anxious vs. Eager

It’s not uncommon for people to write something like this:

“I’m anxious to know how your important new job is going.”

In fact, “anxious” means experiencing worry or unease about a situation that might be negative.  It is possible that the person’s new job might not be working out so well, but chances are the speaker/writer meant “eager,” meaning to show keen interest.

English: An anxious person

English: An anxious person (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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