Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun anxiety

2 senses of anxiety

Sense 1
anxiety, anxiousness -- ((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)
       => psychological state, psychological condition, mental state, mental condition -- ((psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state")

Sense 2
anxiety -- (a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune)
       => emotion -- (any strong feeling)

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