anxiety

  • 1 Anxiety —    Anxiety and phobic thinking may be normal emotions, distinct clusters of symptoms ( syndromes *), or diseases in the sense of distinct illness entities.    In psychoanalysis, anxiety is used as a theoretical term, the presumed unconscious… …

    Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • 2 Anxiety UK — (formerly the National Phobics Society[1]) is a UK national registered charity formed 30 years ago for those affected by anxiety disorders. It is a user led organisation, run by sufferers and ex sufferers of anxiety disorders. The NPS is the… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 anxiety — (n.) 1520s, from L. anxietatem (nom. anxietas) anguish, anxiety, solicitude, noun of quality from anxius (see ANXIOUS (Cf. anxious)). Psychiatric use dates to 1904. Age of Anxiety is from Auden s poem (1947). For anxiety, distress, Old English… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 anxiety — [aŋ zī′ə tē] n. pl. anxieties [L anxietas < anxius, ANXIOUS] 1. a state of being uneasy, apprehensive, or worried about what may happen; concern about a possible future event 2. Psychiatry an abnormal state like this, characterized by a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Anxiety — 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 anxiety — index apprehension (fear), burden, concern (interest), consternation, distress (anguish), dist …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 anxiety — worry, *care, concern, solicitude Analogous words: *distress, suffering, misery: *fear, dread, alarm, panic: *apprehension, foreboding, misgiving: doubt, *uncertainty, mistrust Antonyms: security Contra …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 anxiety — [n] worry, tension all overs*, angst, ants in pants*, apprehension, botheration*, butterflies*, care, cold sweat*, concern, creeps*, disquiet, disquietude, distress, doubt, downer*, drag*, dread, fidgets*, flap*, foreboding, fretfulness, fuss,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 anxiety — ► NOUN (pl. anxieties) ▪ an anxious feeling or state …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Anxiety — For other uses, see Anxiety (disambiguation). Anxiety A marble bust of the Roman Emperor Decius from the Capitoline Museum. This portrait conveys an impression of anxiety and weariness, as of a man shouldering heavy [state] responsibilities …

    Wikipedia

  • 11 anxiety — /ang zuy i tee/, n., pl. anxieties. 1. distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune: He felt anxiety about the possible loss of his job. 2. earnest but tense desire; eagerness: He had a keen anxiety to succeed in his work …

    Universalium

  • 12 anxiety — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ acute, considerable, deep, great ▪ chronic, constant, nagging ▪ free floating (esp. AmE) …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 anxiety — n. 1) to feel anxiety 2) to relieve one s anxiety 3) deep, grave, great, high anxiety 4) anxiety about; for (anxiety for smb. s safety) 5) anxiety to + inf. (in his anxiety not to offend them, he agreed to concessions) 6) in anxiety (see 5) * * * …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 anxiety — anx|i|e|ty W3S3 [æŋˈzaıəti] n plural anxieties [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: anxietas, from anxius; ANXIOUS] 1.) [U and C] the feeling of being very worried about something = ↑concern anxiety about/over ▪ There is considerable anxiety …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 anxiety */*/ — UK [æŋˈzaɪətɪ] / US noun Word forms anxiety : singular anxiety plural anxieties 1) a) [uncountable] a worried feeling you have because you think something bad might happen Too much caffeine can cause anxiety, depression, and insomnia. anxiety… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 anxiety — 01. She tried to sound happy, but I could hear the [anxiety] in her voice. 02. We are [anxious] to hear whether or not he got the job. 03. Families of the airline passengers waited [anxiously] for news of the plane crash. 04. His voice was full… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 anxiety — 1. Fear or apprehension or dread of impending danger and accompanied by restlessness, tension, tachycardia, and dyspnea unattached to a clearly identifiable stimulus. 2. In experimental psychology, a drive or motivational state learned from and… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 18 anxiety — anx|i|e|ty [ æŋ zaıəti ] noun ** 1. ) uncount a worried feeling you have because you think something bad might happen: Too much caffeine can cause anxiety, depression, and insomnia. anxiety about/over: There was increasing anxiety over the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 anxiety — noun 1 (C, U) the feeling of being very worried about something that may happen or may have happened, so that you think about it all the time (+ about/over): anxiety among staff about job losses | an anxiety attack 2 (C) something that makes you… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 anxiety — n. generalized pervasive fear. Anxiety disorders are conditions in which anxiety dominates the patient s life or is experienced in particular situations; they include panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and generalized anxiety… …

    The new mediacal dictionary