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overanxious

[oh-ver-angk-shuh s, -ang-] /ˈoʊ vərˈæŋk ʃəs, -ˈæŋ-/
adjective
1.
excessively anxious.
Origin
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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Examples for overanxious
  • overanxious people need to be told about the process and estimated time to carry out a proper investigation.
British Dictionary definitions for overanxious

overanxious

/ˌəʊvərˈæŋkʃəs; -ˈæŋʃəs/
adjective
1.
excessively worried, tense, or uneasy
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Word Origin and History for overanxious
overanxious
from over + anxious. A hybrid word introduced by novelist Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) in "Pamela."
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