Overanxious O"ver*anx"ious, a. Anxious in an excessive or needless degree. -- {O"ver*anx"ious*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • overanxious — index diffident Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overanxious — (adj.) from OVER (Cf. over) + ANXIOUS (Cf. anxious). A hybrid word introduced by novelist Samuel Richardson (1689 1761) in Pamela. Related: Overanxiously; overanxiousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • overanxious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ excessively anxious. DERIVATIVES overanxiety noun …   English terms dictionary

  • overanxious — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • overanxious — overanxiety /oh veuhr ang zuy i tee/, overanxiousness, n. overanxiously, adv. /oh veuhr angk sheuhs, ang /, adj. excessively anxious. [1735 45; OVER + ANXIOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • overanxious — adjective excessively anxious or nervous …   Wiktionary

  • overanxious — Synonyms and related words: agitated, all overish, anxious, anxioused up, apprehensive, at fever pitch, bothered, concerned, delirious, disquieted, disturbed, fanatical, fearful, febrile, feverish, foreboding, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, furious …   Moby Thesaurus

  • overanxious — o·ver anx·ious || ‚əʊvÉ™(r)É™r æŋkfÉ™s adj. excessively fearful; worrying excessively …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overanxious — adjective excessively anxious. Derivatives overanxiety noun overanxiously adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • overanxious — o′ver•anx′ious adj …   From formal English to slang

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