American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A state of uneasiness and apprehension, as about future uncertainties.
- n. A cause of anxiety: For some people, air travel is a real anxiety.
- n. Psychiatry A state of apprehension, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of a realistic or fantasized threatening event or situation, often impairing physical and psychological functioning.
- n. Eager, often agitated desire: my anxiety to make a good impression.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The apprehension caused by danger, misfortune, or error; concern or solicitude respecting some event, future or uncertain; disturbance, uneasiness of mind, or care, occasioned by trouble.
- n. In pathology, a state of restlessness and agitation, with general indisposition, and a distressing sense of oppression at the epigastrium. Synonyms Care, Concern, Solicitude, etc. (see
care), foreboding, uneasiness, disquiet, inquietude, restlessness, apprehension, fear, misgiving, worry.
- n. An unpleasant state of mental uneasiness, nervousness, apprehension and obsession or concern about some uncertain event.
- n. An uneasy or distressing desire (for something).
- n. pathology A state of restlessness and agitation, often accompanied by a distressing sense of oppression or tightness in the stomach.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Concern or solicitude respecting some thing or event, future or uncertain, which disturbs the mind, and keeps it in a state of painful uneasiness.
- n. Eager desire.
- n. (Med.) A state of restlessness and agitation, often with general indisposition and a distressing sense of oppression at the epigastrium.
- n. a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
- n. (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic
- From Latin anxietātem, from anxius ("anxious, solicitous, distressed, troubled"), from angō ("to distress, trouble"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin ānxietās, from ānxius, anxious; see anxious. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“In the foregoing definitions, I have used the term anxiety more or less interchangeably with the term stress.”
“The joy, obviously, outweighs the anxiety – by volumes it outweighs the anxiety – but the anxiety is always, always there, lurking in the dark corners and bursting into the light when I least expect it, casting shadows, imposing a chill.”
“I'm hoping it's not sophistry to argue that this anxiety is the point.”
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