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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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Rhymes with Anxiety

  • impropriety
  • propriety
  • sobriety
  • notoriety
  • society
  • variety
  • piety

How do you pronounce anxiety?

Pronounce anxiety as æŋˈzaɪəti.

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Sentences with 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 about 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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