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anxiety (æŋˈzaɪɪtɪ Pronunciation for anxiety



(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: anxietyPronunciation for anxiety Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness or worry.Her voice was full of anxiety.æŋˈzaɪɪtɪ NOUN
  • Arabic: قَلَقPronunciation for قَلَق
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ansiedadePronunciation for ansiedade
  • Chinese: 焦虑Pronunciation for 焦虑
  • Croatian: tjeskobaPronunciation for tjeskoba
  • Czech: úzkostPronunciation for úzkost
  • Danish: angstPronunciation for angst
  • Dutch: angstPronunciation for angst
  • European Spanish: ansiedadPronunciation for ansiedad
  • Finnish: ahdistusPronunciation for ahdistus
  • French: anxiétéPronunciation for anxiété
  • German: ÄngstlichkeitPronunciation for Ängstlichkeit
  • Greek: ανησυχίαPronunciation for ανησυχία
  • Italian: ansiaPronunciation for ansia
  • Japanese: 心配Pronunciation for 心配
  • Korean: 불안Pronunciation for 불안
  • Norwegian: engstelsePronunciation for engstelse
  • Polish: niepokójPronunciation for niepokój
  • Portuguese: ansiedadePronunciation for ansiedade
  • Romanian: neliniște neliniști
  • Russian: беспокойствоPronunciation for беспокойство
  • Spanish: ansiedadPronunciation for ansiedad
  • Swedish: ängslanPronunciation for ängslan
  • Thai: ความวิตกกังวลPronunciation for ความวิตกกังวล
  • Turkish: endişePronunciation for endişe
  • Ukrainian: тривога
  • Vietnamese: sự lo lắngPronunciation for 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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