What does anxiety mean?

Definitions for anxiety
æŋˈzaɪ ɪ tianx·i·ety

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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

Wiktionary

  1. anxiety(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From anxietatem, from anxius, from ango.

  2. anxiety(Noun)

    An uneasy or distressing desire (for something).

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

    Etymology: From anxietatem, from anxius, from ango.

  3. anxiety(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

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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

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How to say anxiety in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anxiety in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anxiety in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of anxiety in a Sentence

  1. Dina Kaplan:

    From the outside, my life looked immaculate, i didn’t tell anyone that I had built up so much anxiety and so much stress… thatit was taking a toll on my body.

  2. Kent Syverud:

    To date, law enforcement has not been able to locate a single individual who directly received an AirDrop. Not one, it was apparent that this rumor was probably a hoax, but that reality was not communicated clearly and rapidly enough to get ahead of escalating anxiety.

  3. Lilian Calderon:

    He developed a separation anxiety that he didn't have before.

  4. Jenny Radesky:

    The biggest takeaway for parents is that sleep is part of self-regulation. We need to wake our brains up, and settle them back down. We need to handle fears and separation from our loved ones, for this reason, sleep is usually much harder for children with self-regulation problems in early childhood -- whether due to anxiety, early ADHD, sensory integration challenges, trauma or lots of other developmental differences that may not rise to the level of a diagnostic label.

  5. John Praveen:

    That's exaggerating the anxiety.

Images & Illustrations of anxiety

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