Definitions for Anxietyæŋˈzaɪ ɪ ti
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
anx•i•e•tyæŋˈzaɪ ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.
distress or uneasiness caused by fear of danger or misfortune.
earnest but tense desire:
a keen anxiety to succeed.
a state of apprehension and psychic tension occurring in some forms of mental disorder.
Origin of anxiety:
1515–25; < L anxietās
(psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic
a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
anxiety(noun)æŋˈzaɪ ɪ ti
worry that sth bad might happen
When traveling, many people experience anxiety.; anxiety about her health
anxietyæŋˈzaɪ ɪ ti
sth that worries you
fears and anxieties
An unpleasant state of mental uneasiness, nervousness, apprehension and obsession or concern about some uncertain event.
An uneasy or distressing desire (for something).
I was anxious to get into the office before Henderson called from New York.
A state of restlessness and agitation, often accompanied by a distressing sense of oppression or tightness in the stomach.
Origin: From anxietatem, from anxius, from ango.
concern or solicitude respecting some thing or event, future or uncertain, which disturbs the mind, and keeps it in a state of painful uneasiness
a state of restlessness and agitation, often with general indisposition and a distressing sense of oppression at the epigastrium
Anxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil and apprehension, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints and rumination. It is the subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over something unlikely to happen, such as the feeling of imminent death. Anxiety is feeling unrealistic fear, worry, and uneasiness, usually generalized and unfocused. It is often accompanied by restlessness, fatigue, problems in concentration, and muscular tension. Anxiety is not considered to be a normal reaction to a perceived stressor although many feel it occasionally. When anxiety becomes overwhelming and distressing to the sufferer, it may fall under the psychiatric diagnosis of anxiety disorder. Anxiety is not the same as fear. Fear is evoked by a realistic danger and is an appropriate response to a perceived threat, while anxiety is worry or overreaction to a situation that is only subjectively seen as menacing.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with ANXIETY DISORDERS.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Anxiety' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3645
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Anxiety' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4210
Rank popularity for the word 'Anxiety' in Nouns Frequency: #1344
Translations for Anxiety
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
His health is a great anxiety to me; filled with anxiety about her child's health.
- ansiedadePortuguese (BR)
- die SorgeGerman
- نگرانی؛ دلواپسیFarsi
- חֲרָדָה, דְאָגָהHebrew
- keresahan, kegelisahan, dllIndonesian
- ansia, ansietàItalian
- susirūpinimas, nerimasLithuanian
- raizes; bažasLatvian
- bekymring, engstelseNorwegian
- نگرانی؛ دلواپسیPersian
- тревога, беспокойствоRussian
- starosť, úzkosťSlovak
- bojazen, huda skrbSlovenian
- bekymmer, oroSwedish
- endişe, kaygıTurkish
- 憂慮Chinese (Trad.)
- неспокій, турботаUkrainian
- اضطراب ، خوف ، افسردگیUrdu
- nỗi loVietnamese
- 忧虑Chinese (Simp.)
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