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anxiety meaning

EN[ˌæŋ(ɡ)ˈzaɪ.ə.ti]
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  • Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil,
  • People facing anxiety may withdraw from situations which have provoked anxiety in the past.
anxiety
  • NounPLanxietiesSUF-iety
    1. An unpleasant state of mental uneasiness, nervousness, apprehension and obsession or concern about some uncertain event.
      1. The inquest on keeper Davidson was duly held, and at the commencement seemed likely to cause Tony Palliser less anxiety than he had expected.
    2. An uneasy or distressing desire (for something).
      1. I was anxious to get into the office before Henderson called from New York.
    3. (pathology) A state of restlessness and agitation, often accompanied by a distressing sense of oppression or tightness in the stomach.
    4. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • This process has been shown to be transdiagnostically related to psychopathology, particularly with depression and anxiety states [ …]
        • Finally, these behavior changes observed in col6a1 ama605003 mutants were not induced by anxiety (Fig 11 ) since the mutant fish did not display thigmotaxis, a centrophobic stress behavior [57 ].
        • Thus, anxiety anticipation is vital to the pathopsychological mechanism of SAD.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Anxiety is felt concerning the whereabouts of Theosophus Wensleydale, who disappeared from his home last week, in company with the contents of his father's safe.
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Still, this adrenalized jolt of designer nihilism tapped right into late-capitalist disaffection and premillennial anxiety.

    Meaning of anxiety for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "anxiety" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
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