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anxiety

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anxiety

noun anx·i·ety \aŋ-ˈzī-ə-tē\

: fear or nervousness about what might happen

: a feeling of wanting to do something very much

plural anx·i·eties

Full Definition of ANXIETY

1
a :  painful or apprehensive uneasiness of mind usually over an impending or anticipated ill
b :  fearful concern or interest
c :  a cause of anxiety
2
:  an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physiological signs (as sweating, tension, and increased pulse), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one's capacity to cope with it

Examples of ANXIETY

  1. feelings of anger and anxiety
  2. She suffers from chronic anxiety.
  3. He's been feeling a lot of anxiety about his new job.

Origin of ANXIETY

Latin anxietas, from anxius
First Known Use: circa 1525

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

anxiety

noun anx·i·ety \aŋ-ˈzī-ət-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural anx·i·eties

Medical Definition of ANXIETY

1
a :  a painful or apprehensive uneasiness of mind usually over an impending or anticipated ill b :  a cause of anxiety
2
:  an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physiological signs (as sweating, tension, and increased pulse), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one's capacity to cope with it

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