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English Dictionary: anxiety by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
anxiety
n
  1. (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
    Synonym(s): anxiety, anxiousness
  2. a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Anxiety \Anx*i"e*ty\, n.; pl. {Anxieties}. [L. anxietas, fr.
      anxius: cf. F. anxi[82]t[82]. See {Anxious}.]
      1. Concern or solicitude respecting some thing or event,
            future or uncertain, which disturbs the mind, and keeps it
            in a state of painful uneasiness.
  
      2. Eager desire. --J. D. Forbes
  
      3. (Med.) A state of restlessness and agitation, often with
            general indisposition and a distressing sense of
            oppression at the epigastrium. --Dunglison.
  
      Syn: Care; solicitude; foreboding; uneasiness; perplexity;
               disquietude; disquiet; trouble; apprehension;
               restlessness. See {Care}.
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