unable to sit or stand still; fidgety:
The children were bored and antsy.
apprehensive, uneasy, or nervous:
I’m a little antsy since hearing those storm warnings.
Nevertheless, Daum eventually got antsy for something slightly busier.
My Real Estate Obsession Jacob Bernstein May 11, 2010
But most people I talk to are generally on my half of this parking lot–not as antsy as I am, but not into lingering.
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Handlers bring the puppies down in waves to prevent them from getting too tired, freaked out, or antsy while filming.
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So that’s Eisenberg: antsy, discomfited, and still answering to Mom.
‘The Social Network’s’ Reluctant Star Anna David September 25, 2010
But following her second year, she says she “got antsy” and was ready to move on from classrooms and into audition rooms.
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Finally, he burst out with an antsy, “Come on, I want to go to war!”
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“Tell the truth, I’m sort of antsy to get back,” Joe Kivelson said.
Four-Day Planet Henry Beam Piper
Give the suits something to occupy themselves with—otherwise they get antsy and stir up trouble.
Makers Cory Doctorow
adjective antsier, antsiest
(informal) restless, nervous, and impatient
1838, American English, from plural of ant + -y (2); probably reflecting the same image as the slang expression have ants in (one’s) pants “be restless and fidgety” from a century later. Related: Antsiness.
In an anxious, disturbed state; nervous; jittery: But when things are quiet, I get antsy
Sexually aroused; lustful; hot
unable to sit or stand still; fidgety: The children were bored and antsy. apprehensive, uneasy, or nervous: I’m a little antsy since hearing those storm warnings. adjective antsier, antsiest (informal) restless, nervous, and impatient adj. 1838, American English, from plural of ant + -y (2); probably reflecting the same image as the slang expression have […]
a seaport on N Madagascar.
a brand of gray, water-insoluble, poisonous powder, C 11 H 10 N 2 S, used for killing rodents; alpha-naphthylthiourea. alpha-naphthylthiourea
former name of . a former province of China, in Manchuria. Historical Examples The field post carried an immense amount of mail every day between Antung and the front. The North Pacific Willis Boyd Allen The feint of a mock attack was aimed at Antung—and the enemy rose to the bait. The Tempering Charles Neville […]