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3 definitions found
 for Anxiety
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Eager desire. --J. D. Forbes
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Med.) A state of restlessness and agitation, often with
        general indisposition and a distressing sense of
        oppression at the epigastrium. --Dunglison.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Care; solicitude; foreboding; uneasiness; perplexity;
          disquietude; disquiet; trouble; apprehension;
          restlessness. See Care.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  anxiety
      n 1: (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 [syn: anxiety, anxiousness]
      2: a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in
         anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  159 Moby Thesaurus words for "anxiety":
     abstraction, abulia, ache, ado, alacrity, alienation, all-overs,
     angst, anguish, animation, annoyance, anxiety equivalent,
     anxiety state, anxiousness, apathy, appetite, apprehension,
     apprehensiveness, avidity, avidness, besetment, boredom, bother,
     breathless impatience, can of worms, catatonic stupor, chafing,
     cheerful readiness, cheerlessness, cliff-hanging, compulsion,
     concern, concernment, dejection, depression, desire, detachment,
     disadvantage, discomfort, discomposure, discontent, dislike,
     displeasure, disquiet, disquietude, dissatisfaction, distress,
     doubt, dread, dullness, eagerness, elan, elation, emotionalism,
     emptiness, ennui, euphoria, evil, excitement, existential woe,
     expectant waiting, flatness, folie du doute, foreboding,
     forwardness, fretfulness, fretting, great ado, grimness, gust,
     gusto, haste, headache, hypochondria, hysteria, hysterics,
     impatience, impatientness, impetuousness, inconvenience,
     indifference, inquietude, insensibility, joylessness, keen desire,
     keenness, lack of pleasure, lather, lethargy, life, liveliness,
     longing, malaise, mania, matter, melancholia, mental distress,
     misery, misgiving, mistrust, nausea, nervousness, nongratification,
     nonsatisfaction, obsession, painfulness, panic,
     pathological indecisiveness, peck of troubles, pessimism,
     preoccupation, problem, promptness, psychalgia,
     psychomotor disturbance, qualm, qualmishness, quickness, readiness,
     restiveness, restlessness, savorlessness, sea of troubles,
     solicitude, spirit, spleen, staleness, stew, stupor, suffering,
     suspense, sweat, tastelessness, tediousness, tedium,
     tense readiness, thirst, tic, trouble, twitching, uncertainty,
     uncomfortableness, unease, uneasiness, unhappiness, unpatientness,
     unpleasure, unquietness, unresponsiveness, unsatisfaction, verve,
     vexation of spirit, vitality, vivacity, waiting, withdrawal, worry,
     zest, zestfulness
  
  

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