Variant of anxiety
- a state of being uneasy, apprehensive, or worried about what may happen; concern about a possible future event
- Psychiatry an abnormal state like this, characterized by a feeling of being powerless and unable to cope with threatening events, typically imaginary, and by physical tension, as shown by sweating, trembling, etc.
- an eager but often uneasy desire: anxiety to do well
Origin: Classical Latin anxietas ; from anxius, anxious
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