Today’s Word: anxious

March 29, 2018 =========

☆  anxious  不安な


If you are anxious, you are worried about something. You might also say that you are feeling uneasy, apprehensive, concerned, or tense. Feeling anxious includes a physical feeling, too, and can often be a very intense emotional and physical feeling.

Feeling anxious is a little different from feeling nervous. If you are feeling nervous about something, you are feeling a little frightened, but there is usually a good reason for feeling nervous, and it is a temporary feeling. When we feel anxious it can be difficult to really know what is making us feel that way, and we often feel anxious for a longer period of time, too.

For example, it is common to feel nervous about speaking English, but once you start speaking, usually those nervous feelings go away. However, if you are feeling anxious about speaking English, the feelings continue for longer and might even stop you from speaking English at all.