(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
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.
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Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with ANXIETY DISORDERS.
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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
The numerical value of Anxiety in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Anxiety in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's jobs with yesterday's tools.
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
But it’s true that a woman with anxiety compared to one without anxiety, it may be doing damage to their heart.
Tesla press conf at 9am on Thurs. About to end range anxiety ... via OTA software update. Affects entire Model S fleet, range anxiety.
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Translations for Anxiety
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- неспакой, трывогаBelarusian
- силно желание, тревога, безпокойствоBulgarian
- ansietatCatalan, Valencian
- starost, nedočkavost, úzkostCzech
- angst, iverDanish
- Angst, BesorgnisGerman
- ανησυχία, επιθυμία, άγχος, έγνοιαGreek
- ansiedad, inquietud, zozobraSpanish
- نگرانی, اضطرابPersian
- ahdistus, huolestuneisuus, ahdistuneisuushäiriö, levottomuus, huoliFinnish
- inquiétude, anxiétéFrench
- sníomh, imníIrish
- iomagainScottish Gaelic
- kvíði, órói, áhyggja, angistIcelandic
- ansia, bramosia, ansietàItalian
- 心配, 不安Japanese
- metus, sollicitudoLatin
- bezorgdheid, angst, verlangen, ongerustheid, vreesDutch
- niepokój, lękPolish
- ansiedade, anseio, angústiaPortuguese
- anxietate, teamăRomanian
- желание, тревога, беспокойство, страх, боязньRussian
- strepnja, стрепњаSerbo-Croatian
- starosť, úzkosťSlovak
- iver, farhåga, ängslan, ångestSwedish
- неспокій, занепокоєння, тривогаUkrainian
- چںتا, بے چینیUrdu
- sự lo ngạiVietnamese
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