Synonyms for antsy

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ant-see
Phonetic Transcription : ˈænt si

Définition of antsy

Origin :
  • 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.
  • adj fidgety
Example sentences :
  • "Tell the truth, I'm sort of antsy to get back," Joe Kivelson said.
  • Extract from : « Four-Day Planet » by Henry Beam Piper
  • Give the suits something to occupy themselves with—otherwise they get antsy and stir up trouble.
  • Extract from : « Makers » by Cory Doctorow

Words or expressions associated with your search

Most wanted synonyms

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019