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1. anxiety

noun. ['æŋˈzaɪəti'] (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.

Synonyms

  • mental state
  • overanxiety
  • scare
  • anxiousness
  • panic
  • psychological condition
  • castration anxiety
  • hypochondriasis
  • mental condition
  • hypochondria

Antonyms

  • disorganize
  • injudiciousness
  • afraid
  • unafraid

Etymology

  • anxietatem (Latin)
  • anxius (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Anxiety

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  • sobriety
  • notoriety
  • society
  • variety
  • piety

Example sentences of the word anxiety


1. Noun, singular or mass
Calmly performing the bathing process in a smoothly controlled sequence will allow you to keep his anxiety in check.

Quotes containing the word anxiety


1. Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.
- Anais Nin

2. With success came an ever-growing burden of responsibility. I lived with a near-constant low-level anxiety that I would make a mistake that would not only threaten my career, but also my brothers' - not to mention the livelihoods of many people who work with us or for us.
- Donny Osmond

3. Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
- Grenville Kleiser

2. anxiety

noun. ['æŋˈzaɪəti'] a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune.

Synonyms

  • anxiousness
  • worry
  • qualm
  • emotion
  • care
  • nervousness
  • jumpiness
  • scruple
  • jitteriness
  • edginess
  • fear
  • insecurity
  • concern
  • disquietude
  • sinking feeling
  • disconcertment
  • angst
  • misgiving
  • disquiet
  • inquietude
  • trouble
  • uneasiness
  • discomfiture
  • discomposure
  • disconcertion
  • sinking

Antonyms

  • sorrow
  • hate
  • love
  • fearlessness

Etymology

  • anxietatem (Latin)
  • anxius (Latin)
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