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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'

And if machines can have independent existence, so can the things which upset them - the viruses and gremlins which cause anxiety.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Everyone is in charge of himself, everyone has to be independent, and it creates more inner pressure and anxiety.
Globe and Mail (2003)
In my pursuit of mechanical perfection, I turned anxiety into caution, pain into penalty.
Mark Burnell CHAMELEON (2002)
Instead, sexual anxiety invades the bedroom like a noxious gas.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Julian Epstein peered past him, his natural frown deepened with anxiety.
Amanda Hemingway THE GREENSTONE GRAIL: The Sangreal Trilogy One (2004)
Lacking anything approaching a war aim or any traditional means of attack, terrorists exploit the anxiety of their opponents.
Nightmares are in all probability the result of some deep anxiety.
The adopting of these strategies will lead to a reduction in your daughter's anxiety.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
What these drugs do is deaden anxiety without giving any feeling of elation.
Dorothy Rowe BEYOND FEAR (2002)


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