anxiety definition

  • noun:
    • a situation of uneasiness and apprehension, as about future concerns.
    • A cause of anxiety: for a lot of, airline travel is an actual anxiety.
    • Psychiatry A state of apprehension, doubt, and concern caused by the expectation of a realistic or fantasized harmful event or situation, usually impairing real and mental performance.
    • Eager, often agitated desire: my anxiety to make a effect.
    • an embarrassing state of mental uneasiness, nervousness, apprehension and obsession or issue about some uncertain occasion.
    • An uneasy or distressing desire (for one thing).
    • circumstances of restlessness and agitation, often combined with a distressing sense of oppression or tightness inside belly.
    • Concern or solicitude respecting one thing or event, future or uncertain, which disturbs your brain, and keeps it in circumstances of painful uneasiness.
    • Eager desire.
    • a situation of restlessness and agitation, usually with basic indisposition and a distressing sense of oppression during the epigastrium.
    • The apprehension brought on by risk, misfortune, or mistake; issue or solicitude respecting some event, future or unsure; disturbance, uneasiness of head, or attention, occasioned by difficulty.
    • In pathology, circumstances of restlessness and agitation, with basic indisposition, and a distressing sense of oppression on epigastrium.
    • a vague unpleasant emotion that is skilled in expectation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
    • (psychiatry) a comparatively permanent condition of stress and nervousness occurring in a number of psychological problems, generally accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of anxiety

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