Definitions for Anxietyæŋˈzaɪ ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

anx•i•e•tyæŋˈzaɪ ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. distress or uneasiness caused by fear of danger or misfortune.

  2. earnest but tense desire:

    a keen anxiety to succeed.

  3. a state of apprehension and psychic tension occurring in some forms of mental disorder.

    Category: Psychiatry

Origin of anxiety:

1515–25; < L anxietās

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anxiety, anxiousness(noun)

    (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

  2. anxiety(noun)

    a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. anxiety(noun)æŋˈzaɪ ɪ ti

    worry that sth bad might happen

    When traveling, many people experience anxiety.; anxiety about her health

  2. anxietyæŋˈzaɪ ɪ ti

    sth that worries you

    fears and anxieties

Wiktionary

  1. anxiety(Noun)

    An unpleasant state of mental uneasiness, nervousness, apprehension and obsession or concern about some uncertain event.

  2. anxiety(Noun)

    An uneasy or distressing desire (for something).

    I was anxious to get into the office before Henderson called from New York.

  3. anxiety(Noun)

    A state of restlessness and agitation, often accompanied by a distressing sense of oppression or tightness in the stomach.

  4. Origin: From anxietatem, from anxius, from ango.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anxiety(noun)

    concern or solicitude respecting some thing or event, future or uncertain, which disturbs the mind, and keeps it in a state of painful uneasiness

  2. Anxiety(noun)

    eager desire

  3. Anxiety(noun)

    a state of restlessness and agitation, often with general indisposition and a distressing sense of oppression at the epigastrium

Freebase

  1. Anxiety

    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

  1. Anxiety

    Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with ANXIETY DISORDERS.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Anxiety' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3645

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Anxiety' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4210

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Anxiety' in Nouns Frequency: #1344


Translations for Anxiety

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

anxiety(noun)

His health is a great anxiety to me; filled with anxiety about her child's health.

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