anxiety meaning

  • Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints and rumination.
  • People facing anxiety may withdraw from situations which have provoked anxiety in the past. There are different types of anxiety. Existential anxiety can occur when a person faces angst, an existential crisis, or nihilistic feelings.

    Definition of anxiety in English Dictionary

  • 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
        • Thus, anxiety anticipation is vital to the pathopsychological mechanism of SAD.
        • Then the dirty-handed society went off the wash, followed by the Professor, trying to calm the anxiety of Rob, who had been told by Tommy that all water was full of invisible pollywogs.
        • This process has been shown to be transdiagnostically related to psychopathology, particularly with depression and anxiety states [ …]
      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.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
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      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of anxiety for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "anxiety" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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