from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Slang Restless or impatient; fidgety: The long wait made the children antsy.
- adj. Slang Nervous; apprehensive: "Camps got shot up all the time, but if there wasn't a shoot-up, they'd get antsy” ( Harper's).
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- adj. restless, apprehensive and fidgety
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. nervous and unable to relax
The mood in the room seemed loose, but the word "antsy" was used pretty often.
There is still a sort of moral consensus that defines certain subjects as "delicate", gets kind of antsy when such topics are broached, but the consensus seems to have shifted from a conservative default to a liberal one.
That Champaign* at the back of my fridge is looking sort of ... "antsy".
I get kind of antsy quickly and I like being on the move.
More than an hour or two about a movie makes me kind of antsy and grumpy!
Things have been kind of antsy around the Miami-Dade County Public Schools administration offices the last couple of weeks.
The kids were acting antsy which is to be expected because, damn, there at a freaking bank.
I think that would be nice, but I'm kind of antsy about the take-away already. * sigh* They like Chinese or curry.
KEITH BRYANT, MASTER CHIEF: I think initially the people were kind of antsy and anxious to get started.
When I first heard of the fact that this new team was going to come in and do new material and add to our material, I was a little kind of antsy and worried about it.''
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