overanxiety

noun over·anx·i·ety \ ˌō-vər-aŋ-ˈzī-ə-tē \

Definition of overanxiety

plural overanxieties
: an excessive amount or degree of anxiety
  • a nervous musician's overanxiety about their performance
  • If you begin to feel unwell during an examination, it may be as a result of overanxiety, which can overwhelm a student.
  • —Brian Mooney
  • … one fell overboard in his overanxiety to board the dinghy.
  • The Hamilton (Ontario) Spectator

First Known Use of overanxiety

1826

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