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anxiety

noun

1 anxiety

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.

synonym: anxiousness.

Roget 865: desire, wish, fancy, fantasy; want, need, exigency.    mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, ... show more

Roget 459: care, solicitude, heed; heedfulness etc. adj.; scruple etc. (conscientiousness) 939.    watchfulness etc. adj.; ... show more

Roget 828: mental suffering, pain, dolor; suffering, sufferance; ache, smart etc. (physical pain) 378; passion.    displeasure, dissatisfaction, discomfort, ... show more

Roget 860: fear, timidity, diffidence, want of confidence; apprehensiveness, fearfulness etc. adj.; solicitude, anxiety, care, apprehension, misgiving; feeze [U.S.]; ... show more

Dutch: bezorgdheid, verlangen



2 anxiety

A vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune.

Dutch: angst, schrik
Polish: niepewność, niepokój, niespokojność, obawa, troska, zaniepokojenie, zatroskanie


Moby thesaurus: abstraction, abulia, ache, ado, alacrity, alienation, all-overs, angst, anguish, animation, annoyance, anxiety equivalent, anxiety state, anxiousness, apathy, appetite, apprehension, apprehensiveness, avidity, avidness ... show more.

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