antsiness

antsy

[ant-see]
adjective, antsier, antsiest. Informal.
1.
unable to sit or stand still; fidgety: The children were bored and antsy.
2.
apprehensive, uneasy, or nervous: I'm a little antsy since hearing those storm warnings.

Origin:
1950–55; ant + -s3 + -y1; cf. -sy

antsiness, noun
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antsy (ˈæntsɪ)
 
adj , antsier, antsiest
informal restless, nervous, and impatient

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antsy
1838, Amer.Eng., from ant (q.v.).
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