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anxiety

[ ang-zahy-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF anxiety

Synonyms for anxiety

  • angst
  • apprehension
  • concern
  • disquiet
  • doubt
  • dread
  • jitters
  • misery
  • misgiving
  • mistrust
  • nervousness
  • panic
  • restlessness
  • suffering
  • suspense
  • trouble
  • uncertainty
  • unease
  • uneasiness
  • botheration
  • butterflies
  • care
  • creeps
  • disquietude
  • distress
  • downer
  • drag
  • fidgets
  • flap
  • foreboding
  • fretfulness
  • fuss
  • heebie-jeebies
  • jumps
  • needles
  • shakes
  • shivers
  • solicitude
  • sweat
  • watchfulness
  • willies
  • worriment
  • all-overs
  • ants in pants
  • cold sweat
  • goose bumps
  • nail-biting
  • pins and needles
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Antonyms for anxiety

  • advantage
  • belief
  • blessing
  • calm
  • calmness
  • certainty
  • collectedness
  • confidence
  • contentment
  • ease
  • faith
  • happiness
  • joy
  • peace
  • security
  • sureness
  • trust
  • peacefulness
  • assurance
  • composure
  • nonchalance
  • tranquility
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANXIETY

Did Phidias express no anxiety concerning your unprotected situation?

The ring of anxiety in Grace's voice had not been lost upon her.

He had no anxiety concerning the philanthropic craze thereafter.

Then, as a new thought came to the magnate, he spoke with a trace of anxiety.

There was anxiety in his face, as he stood staring vaguely out of the window.

In his anxiety he asked a police officer what would happen to him.

Then he spoke in his oritund voice, a little tremulous from anxiety.

I knew well enough that his anxiety had been on my account, but it was so unnecessary!

And if he turned his eyes to his own camp, he saw little to relieve his anxiety.

And I am more content and less torn by anxiety than I have been for many a long day.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from Latin anxietatem (nominative anxietas) "anguish, anxiety, solicitude," noun of quality from anxius (see anxious). Psychiatric use dates to 1904. Age of Anxiety is from Auden's poem (1947). For "anxiety, distress," Old English had angsumnes, Middle English anxumnesse.

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