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overanxious

[oh-ver-angk-shuh s, -ang-] /ˈoʊ vərˈæŋk ʃəs, -ˈæŋ-/
adjective
1.
excessively anxious.
Origin of overanxious
1735-1745
1735-45; over- + anxious
Related forms
overanxiety
[oh-ver-ang-zahy-i-tee] /ˈoʊ vər æŋˈzaɪ ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
overanxiousness, noun
overanxiously, adverb
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  • One problem is the tendency of overanxious parents to “interview for pain” at the end of a school day.

    The Bullying Backlash Lisa Wolfe November 30, 2010
British Dictionary definitions for overanxious

overanxious

/ˌəʊvərˈæŋkʃəs; -ˈæŋʃəs/
adjective
1.
excessively worried, tense, or uneasy
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