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Meaning of ANXIETY

Pronunciation:  ang'zIitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
  2. [n]  a relatively permanent state of anxiety occurring in a variety of mental disorders

ANXIETY is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: anxiousness
 See Also: Angst, anxiousness, care, castration anxiety, concern, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertion, disconcertment, disquiet, disquietude, edginess, emotion, fear, hypochondria, hypochondriasis, inquietude, insecurity, jitteriness, jumpiness, mental state, misgiving, nervousness, overanxiety, panic, psychological state, qualm, restiveness, scare, scruple, sinking, sinking feeling, trouble, uneasiness, worry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

2. Eager desire. --J. D. Forbes

3. (Med.) A state of restlessness and agitation, often with
   general indisposition and a distressing sense of
   oppression at the epigastrium. --Dunglison.

Syn: Care; solicitude; foreboding; uneasiness; perplexity;
     disquietude; disquiet; trouble; apprehension;
     restlessness. See {Care}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: When you dream of anxiety, it might be a reflection of a real anxiety in your own life. You might be conscious of your state or your suffering might be repressed in your inner self. In both cases, you should try to let go of the steam, to deal with your emotions, or it will lead you to commit mistakes in your love life and in your professional life. And it is certainly not the time to mix thes two together.
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