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See definition of overanxious on Dictionary.com
  • as inon edge
  • as intense

synonyms for overanxious

  • agitated
  • anxious
  • apprehensive
  • beside oneself
  • bundle of nerves
  • edgy
  • excited
  • fidgety
  • high-strung
  • hyper
  • impatient
  • in a tizzy
  • jittery
  • jumpy
  • keyed up
  • nerve-racking
  • nervous
  • nervous wreck
  • restless
  • stressful
  • unnerved
  • uptight
  • wired
  • worried
  • wound up
  • nervous
  • shaky
  • strained
  • edgy
  • anxious
  • uneasy
  • apprehensive
  • agitated
  • jittery
  • restive
  • excited
  • wired
  • shot
  • wreck
  • concerned
  • moved
  • worried
  • moving
  • worrying
  • beside oneself
  • fidgety
  • high-strung
  • hung up
  • jumpy
  • nerve-racking
  • on edge
  • overwrought
  • queasy
  • restless
  • uptight
  • unquiet
  • stressful
  • unnerved
  • clutched
  • choked
  • bundle of nerves
  • fluttery
  • hyper
  • in a tizzy
  • keyed up
  • nervous wreck
  • shot to pieces
  • strung out
  • up the wall
  • white knuckled
  • wound up
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How to use overanxious in a sentence

She was being made temporarily ill by the unwise and unfortunate suggestions of the overanxious mother.
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILDWILLIAM S. SADLER
Most people are insomniac, mainly because they are overanxious about their sleep.
PSYCHOTHERAPYJAMES J. WALSH
It is remarkable how the state of being overanxious spoils a creature's humour and mars the brightest sally.
TOO OLD FOR DOLLSANTHONY MARIO LUDOVICI
That Brimfield did not add another touchdown was only because her line, overanxious, was twice found off-side and penalised.
LEFT GUARD GILBERTRALPH HENRY BARBOUR
If the secondary defence, overanxious, had not been fooled by that fake attack at their end Tim would never have gained a foot.
LEFT GUARD GILBERTRALPH HENRY BARBOUR
She felt he was not overanxious to caress her, and preferred that the rendering of this impossible should come from her side.
HALCYONEELINOR GLYN
He was a nervous child with a habit spasm, the son of a highly neurotic father and an overanxious mother.
THE NERVOUS CHILDHECTOR CHARLES CAMERON
“Aunt Prissy likes Louise; we all do,” pleaded Faith; so her father said no more, thinking that perhaps he had been overanxious.
A LITTLE MAID OF TICONDEROGAALICE TURNER CURTIS
Once before, in the Maine woods, he had been an unwilling target, on that occasion for an overanxious deer hunter.
'SMILES'ELIOT H. ROBINSON
He wa'n't overanxious to have her do it, but that didn't make any difference.
THANKFUL'S INHERITANCEJOSEPH C. LINCOLN
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WORDS RELATED TO OVERANXIOUS

  • agitated
  • anxious
  • apprehensive
  • beside oneself
  • bundle of nerves
  • edgy
  • excited
  • fidgety
  • high-strung
  • hyper
  • impatient
  • in a tizzy
  • jittery
  • jumpy
  • keyed up
  • nerve-racking
  • nervous
  • nervous wreck
  • overanxious
  • restless
  • stressful
  • unnerved
  • uptight
  • wired
  • worried
  • wound up
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.