Both sides were anxious that the agreement should be signed as quickly as possible.
She waited anxiously by the phone
WORD FOCUS: worried WORD FOCUS: worried similar words:anxious, concerned, apprehensive, uneasy, bothered, preoccupied, stressed (out) ➔ See alsoworriedWORD CHOICE: WORD CHOICE: nervous, anxious, annoyed, irritatedIf you are nervous, you cannot relax because you are worried about something that you have to do• I was nervous about my job interview. • He sounded really nervous when he first started speaking.If you are anxious, you are very worried about something that may happen or may have happened, over which you feel you have no control• When she didn't come home from school her parents began to get anxious.Do not use nervous to talk about angry feelings. Use annoyed or irritated.If you are annoyed, you feel slightly angry with someone because of what they have done• I was annoyed that he kept me waiting.If you are irritated, you are made slightly angry by something that keeps happening• Irritated by their giggling, he told them to be quiet.!! If someone is irritating you, you can say that they get on your nerves (NOT 'on your nervous')• His fidgeting is getting on my nerves. ➔ See alsonervous
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.