Definitions for: Anxiety

[n] a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
[n] a relatively permanent state of anxiety occurring in a variety of mental disorders

Webster (1913) Definition: Anx*i"e*ty, n.; pl. Anxieties. [L. anxietas, fr.
anxius: cf. F. anxi['e]t['e]. See Anxious.]
1. Concern or solicitude respecting some thing or event,
future or uncertain, which disturbs the mind, and keeps it
in a state of painful uneasiness.

2. Eager desire. --J. D. Forbes

3. (Med.) A state of restlessness and agitation, often with
general indisposition and a distressing sense of
oppression at the epigastrium. --Dunglison.

Syn: Care; solicitude; foreboding; uneasiness; perplexity;
disquietude; disquiet; trouble; apprehension;
restlessness. See Care.

Synonyms: anxiousness

See Also: Angst, anxiousness, care, castration anxiety, concern, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertion, disconcertment, disquiet, disquietude, edginess, emotion, fear, hypochondria, hypochondriasis, inquietude, insecurity, jitteriness, jumpiness, mental state, misgiving, nervousness, overanxiety, panic, psychological state, qualm, restiveness, scare, scruple, sinking, sinking feeling, trouble, uneasiness, worry

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