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antsy

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Definition


Describes someone nervous or anxious.

Context : Business
Category: Lexicon, Slang, Vernacular
Semantic: anxiety, nervous
Video example (click "CC" to view the text as it is spoken)

Usage of “antsy”

  1. Waiting for my turn to speak at the conference made me antsy.

Examples of idiom “antsy” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'che91'
    che91:

    I'm really no good at waiting. I get really impatient, antsy, and pissed off... all at the same time.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'InstantMusick'
    InstantMusick:

    I feel antsy to get out again. ALWAYS AT NIGHT

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'funkyzeittt'
    funkyzeittt:

    I feel all antsy right now. i think its because i didn't skate or like "workout" today. ugh so much for sleep :-/

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'gemphoto'
    gemphoto:

    in the mood to go shopping at target. i get antsy if i haven't been in a while.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'mjmejstrik'
    mjmejstrik:

    : antsy antsy. wait for a phone call.