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anxiety (æŋˈzaɪɪtɪ



(plural) -ties
  1. a state of uneasiness or tension caused by apprehension of possible future misfortune, danger, etc; worry
  2. intense desire; eagerness
  3. (psychology) a state of intense apprehension or worry often accompanied by physical symptoms such as shaking, intense feelings in the gut, etc, common in mental illness or after a very distressing experience . See also angst

Word Origin

C16: from Latin anxietas; see anxious

Translations for 'anxiety'

  • British English: anxiety Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness or worry.Her voice was full of anxiety.æŋˈzaɪɪtɪ NOUN
  • Arabic: قَلَق
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ansiedade
  • Chinese: 焦虑
  • Croatian: tjeskoba
  • Czech: úzkost
  • Danish: angst
  • Dutch: angst
  • European Spanish: ansiedad
  • Finnish: ahdistus
  • French: anxiété
  • German: Ängstlichkeit
  • Greek: ανησυχία
  • Italian: ansia
  • Japanese: 心配
  • Korean: 불안
  • Norwegian: engstelse
  • Polish: niepokój
  • Portuguese: ansiedade
  • Romanian: neliniște neliniști
  • Russian: беспокойство
  • Spanish: ansiedad
  • Swedish: ängslan
  • Thai: ความวิตกกังวล
  • Turkish: endişe
  • Ukrainian: тривога
  • Vietnamese: sự lo lắng

Example Sentences Including 'anxiety'

Julian Epstein peered past him, his natural frown deepened with anxiety.
Amanda Hemingway THE GREENSTONE GRAIL: The Sangreal Trilogy One (2004)
Nightmares are in all probability the result of some deep anxiety.
In my pursuit of mechanical perfection, I turned anxiety into caution, pain into penalty.
Mark Burnell CHAMELEON (2002)


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