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English noun: anxiety

1. anxiety (state) (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


Broader (hypernym)mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state

Narrower (hyponym)castration anxiety, hypochondria, hypochondriasis, overanxiety, panic, scare

Domain categorypsychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology

2. anxiety (feeling) a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

Broader (hypernym)emotion

Narrower (hyponym)angst, anxiousness, care, concern, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertion, disconcertment, disquiet, disquietude, edginess, fear, inquietude, insecurity, jitteriness, jumpiness, misgiving, nervousness, qualm, restiveness, scruple, sinking, sinking feeling, trouble, uneasiness, worry

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