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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stage frightnoun

    fear that affects a person about to face an audience

Wiktionary

  1. stage frightnoun

    A state of nervousness about performing some action in front of a group of people, on or off of a stage; nerves; uncertainty; a lack of self-assurance before an audience.

  2. Etymology: stage + fright

Wikipedia

  1. Stage fright

    Stage fright or performance anxiety is the anxiety, fear, or persistent phobia which may be aroused in an individual by the requirement to perform in front of an audience, real or imagined, whether actually or potentially (for example, when performing before a camera). Performing in front of an unknown audience can cause significantly more anxiety than performing in front of familiar faces. In some cases, the person will suffer no such fright from this, while they might suffer from not knowing who they're performing to. In some cases stage fright may be a part of a larger pattern of social phobia (social anxiety disorder), but many people experience stage fright without any wider problems. Quite often, stage fright arises in a mere anticipation of a performance, often a long time ahead. It has numerous manifestations: stuttering, tachycardia, tremor in the hands and legs, sweaty hands, facial nerve tics, dry mouth, and dizziness.

ChatGPT

  1. stage fright

    Stage fright is a feeling of nervousness or anxiety that an individual may experience before or during a performance or public speaking event. It can cause symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, trembling, sweating, dry mouth, and a sense of panic. It is often the result of fear of failure or judgement from an audience and can be experienced by performers across various fields such as theatre, music, sports or public speaking.

Wikidata

  1. Stage fright

    Stage fright or performance anxiety is the anxiety, fear, or persistent phobia which may be aroused in an individual by the requirement to perform in front of an audience, whether actually or potentially. In the context of public speaking, this may precede or accompany participation in any activity involving public self-presentation. In some cases stage fright may be a part of a larger pattern of social phobia or social anxiety disorder, but many people experience stage fright without any wider problems. Quite often, stage fright arises in a mere anticipation of a performance, often a long time ahead. It has numerous manifestations: fluttering or pounding heart, tremor in the hands and legs, sweaty hands, facial nerve tics, dry mouth, and erectile dysfunction.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stage fright in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stage fright in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of stage fright in a Sentence

  1. Stevie Nicks:

    If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?


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