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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


Synonymsanxiousness


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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