An unpleasant state of mental uneasiness, nervousness, apprehension and obsession or concern about some uncertain event.
An uneasy or distressing desire (for something).
I was anxious to get into the office before Henderson called from New York.
A state of restlessness and agitation, often accompanied by a distressing sense of oppression or tightness in the stomach.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Anxiety is, according to its derivation, a choking disquiet, akin to anguish; anxiety is mental; anguish may be mental or physical; anguish is in regard to the known, anxiety in regard to the unknown; anguish is because of what has happened, anxiety because of what may happen. Anxiety refers to some future event, always suggesting hopeful possibility, and thus differing from apprehension, fear, dread, foreboding, terror, all of which may be quite despairing. In matters within our reach, anxiety always stirs the question whether something can not be done, and is thus a valuable spur to doing; in this respect it is allied to care. Foreboding, dread, etc., commonly incapacitate for all helpful thought or endeavor. Worry is a more petty, restless, and manifest anxiety; anxiety may be quiet and silent; worry is communicated to all around. Solicitude is a milder anxiety. Fretting or fretfulness is a weak complaining without thought of accomplishing or changing anything, but merely as a relief to one's own disquiet. Perplexity often involves anxiety, but may be quite free from it. A student may be perplexed regarding a translation, yet, if he has time enough, not at all anxious regarding it.
Anxiety for a friend's return; anxiety about, in regard to, or concerning the future.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
(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
a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.
"he's obviously under a lot of stress"Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
Angst, psychasthenia, worry
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How to use anxiety in a sentence?
There's a lot of evidence that (sleep problems are) some of the real reasons why type two diabetes is going up quite dramatically ... weight control, depression, bipolar, anxiety, stress -- there's a lot of quite serious health issues, they're finding things like breast cancer in shift-working nurses against non-shift working nurses.
The uncertainty is more anxiety-inducing than anything but I think once people understand what they need to do, you just have to get on with it and adapt and do what you can to muck through.
The single strap hook and loop will allow him to put his shoes on and adjust them to the tightness he personally needs, the reinforced toe means that he will be able to wear a pair he is used to longer without the anxiety of changing shoes.
I think you could see how that could generate substantial anxiety in the company.
There was a casual conversation about the 170 ventilators that came from the national stockpile directly to LA County, the conversation wasn't just about those 170, it was about the fact those 170 were not working, and rather than lamenting about it, rather than complaining about it, rather than pointing fingers, rather than generating headlines in order to generate more stress and anxiety, we got a car, and a truck, and we had those 170 brought here to this facility at 8 a.m. this morning.
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- неспакой, трывогаBelarusian
- силно желание, тревога, безпокойствоBulgarian
- ansietatCatalan, Valencian
- starost, nedočkavost, úzkostCzech
- angst, iverDanish
- Angst, BesorgnisGerman
- ανησυχία, επιθυμία, άγχος, έγνοιαGreek
- ansiedad, inquietud, zozobraSpanish
- نگرانی, اضطرابPersian
- ahdistus, huolestuneisuus, ahdistuneisuushäiriö, levottomuus, huoliFinnish
- inquiétude, anxiétéFrench
- sníomh, imníIrish
- iomagainScottish Gaelic
- kvíði, órói, áhyggja, angistIcelandic
- ansia, bramosia, ansietàItalian
- 心配, 不安Japanese
- metus, sollicitudoLatin
- bezorgdheid, angst, verlangen, ongerustheid, vreesDutch
- niepokój, lękPolish
- ansiedade, anseio, angústiaPortuguese
- anxietate, teamăRomanian
- желание, тревога, беспокойство, страх, боязньRussian
- strepnja, стрепњаSerbo-Croatian
- starosť, úzkosťSlovak
- iver, farhåga, ängslan, ångestSwedish
- неспокій, занепокоєння, тривогаUkrainian
- چںتا, بے چینیUrdu
- sự lo ngạiVietnamese
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