anxiety
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˌæŋ(ɡ)ˈzaɪ.ə.ti/
Noun

anxiety

  1. An unpleasant state of mental uneasiness, nervousness, apprehension and obsession or concern about some uncertain event.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 268a.
      But the other, because he's been immersed in arguments, gives the appearance of harbouring considerable anxiety and suspicion that he's ignorant of those matters he presents himself to others as an expert on.
  2. An uneasy or distressing desire (for something).
  3. (pathology) A state of restlessness and agitation, often accompanied by a distressing sense of oppression or tightness in the stomach.
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