Definitions for anxiety
æŋˈzaɪ ɪ tianx·i·ety
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(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.
Etymology: From anxietatem, from anxius, from ango.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: anxietas, Lat.
To be happy, is not only to be freed from the pains and diseases of the body, but from anxiety and vexation of spirit; not only to enjoy the pleasures of sense, but peace of conscience, and tranquillity of mind. John Tillotson.
In anxieties which attend fevers, when the cold fit is over, a warmer regimen may be allowed; and because anxieties often happen by spasms from wind, spices are useful. Arbuthnot.
Anxiety is an emotion which is characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil and includes feelings of dread over anticipated events. Anxiety is different than fear in that the former is defined as the anticipation of a future threat whereas the latter is defined as the emotional response to a real threat. It is often accompanied by nervous behavior such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints, and rumination.Anxiety is a feeling of uneasiness and worry, usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is only subjectively seen as menacing. It is often accompanied by muscular tension, restlessness, fatigue, inability to catch one's breath, tightness in the abdominal region, nausea, and problems in concentration. Anxiety is closely related to fear, which is a response to a real or perceived immediate threat (fight or flight response); anxiety involves the expectation of future threat including dread. People facing anxiety may withdraw from situations which have provoked anxiety in the past.Though anxiety is a typical human response, when excessive or persisting beyond developmentally appropriate periods it may be diagnosed as an anxiety disorder. There are multiple forms of anxiety disorder (such as generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder) with specific clinical definitions. Part of the definition of an anxiety disorder, which distinguishes it from everyday anxiety, is that it is persistent, typically lasting 6 months or more, although the criterion for duration is intended as a general guide with allowance for some degree of flexibility and is sometimes of shorter duration in children.
Anxiety is a psychological state or condition characterized by feelings of worry, unease, nervousness, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one's daily activities. It often involves a sense of impending danger, panic, or doom, and may also induce physical symptoms like increased heart rate, rapid breathing, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, and sleep problems. It can be a response to certain situations or environments and may also be a symptom of some mental health disorders.
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.
The anxiety symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the anxiety symbol and its characteristic.
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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
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Career counselors compare the dynamic to the 2008 recession but say there is hope for today's graduates to succeed in the job market, even if it takes time for the economy to rebound. ( Elina Shirazi) While Kmitt also shares concerns entering the workforce, she says one of the worst feelings are of being robbed of her senior experience. CHARLIE KIRK : CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS DO THESE 3 THINGS TO HELP THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES NOW Penny Kmitt poses alongside Penny Kmitt Alpha Chi Omega sorority sisters during a soccer kickoff charity event at American University. ( Elina Shirazi) Coronavirus disrupted my year both socially, academically and emotionally. Elina Shirazi -RRB- Coronavirus really hit me as a student on so many different fronts. I feel like I did not get to say goodbye to people, to my college experience, to kind of still being a kid in a way. Now, Im just applying everywhere and I am just going to take the time to think about it and figure my life out. Amanda Rizza, a senior at the University of Connecticut majoring in Communication and minoring in Psychological Sciences, says Amanda Rizza is also feeling the anxiety of finding a job, but is trying to focus on the big picture. Amanda Rizza is a senior at the University of Connecticut majoring in Communication and minoring in Psychological Sciences. Amanda Rizza says Amanda Rizza is also feeling the anxiety of finding a job, but is trying to focus on the big picture. It is one thing to be a senior stressed about finding a job, but it is a whole other situation trying to begin a post-graduate career during a pandemic to this magnitude, dealing with this while also balancing online academics and a part-time student job that I was able to continue remotely, is a daily challenge. I am grateful to be able to continue my academics and current job through the University of Connecticut, but the future is quite unknown for students who are in the same boat as me. It is stressful and anxiety-provoking, but all we can do is take one day at a time.
Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.
I have a lot of anxiety around being in a certain place at a certain time as I'm a bit of a control freak and prefer to do things at my own pace and because of this, taking public transport makes me incredibly anxious, you have no control over what time you travel, how busy it's going to be and you don't have the ability to say 'no' and turn around and go back home once you get on. I had previously had a massive panic attack on a train journey to London and now, a large part of me associates trains and public transport with anxiety and panic attacks.
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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- неспакой, трывогаBelarusian
- тревога, силно желание, безпокойствоBulgarian
- ansietatCatalan, Valencian
- úzkost, starost, nedočkavostCzech
- angst, iverDanish
- Besorgnis, AngstGerman
- ανησυχία, επιθυμία, έγνοια, άγχοςGreek
- ansiedad, inquietud, zozobraSpanish
- اضطراب, نگرانیPersian
- levottomuus, ahdistuneisuushäiriö, ahdistus, huolestuneisuus, huoliFinnish
- inquiétude, anxiétéFrench
- imní, sníomhIrish
- iomagainScottish Gaelic
- órói, angist, kvíði, áhyggjaIcelandic
- ansietà, bramosia, ansiaItalian
- 心配, 不安Japanese
- metus, sollicitudoLatin
- verlangen, vrees, bezorgdheid, ongerustheid, angstDutch
- niepokój, lękPolish
- angústia, anseio, ansiedadePortuguese
- anxietate, teamăRomanian
- страх, беспокойство, желание, тревога, боязньRussian
- strepnja, стрепњаSerbo-Croatian
- starosť, úzkosťSlovak
- ängslan, farhåga, ångest, iverSwedish
- тривога, неспокій, занепокоєнняUkrainian
- چںتا, بے چینیUrdu
- sự lo ngạiVietnamese
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