overanxiety

noun
over·​anx·​i·​ety | \ ˌō-vər-aŋ-ˈzī-ə-tē How to pronounce overanxiety (audio) \
plural overanxieties

Definition of overanxiety

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Overanxiety.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overanxiety. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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