noun, plural anx·i·e·ties.
Origin of anxiety
Examples from the Web for anxiety
Stephanie Giorgio, a classical musician, credits The Class for helping her cope with anxiety, focus, fear, and self-doubt.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Disordered eating is also linked to higher rates of depression and anxiety, both in the present and in the future.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Anger often manifests in withholders as another self-destructive but more socially acceptable feeling or behavior, like anxiety.
Yet, in pursuit of that ‘great revival of art,’ his anxiety, depression, and overall health began to deteriorate.Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind|Nick Mafi|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Practicing yoga, studies show, can alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety.
I have often thought of you with anxiety, and wished to know how you weathered the storm, and into what port you had retired.
The day dragged slowly to its close, and no rest came to the sufferer, nor sign of improvement to relieve our anxiety.A Crystal Age|W. H. Hudson
"Yes, we will swear it," answered Leonard, who could not conceal the anguish of his anxiety.The People Of The Mist|H. Rider Haggard
But then her eyes sought Aylmer's face, with a trouble and anxiety that he could by no means account for.Masterpieces of Mystery|Various
Hilda, in her anxiety, ran around, past the corner where the low roof was fringed with its loosened thatch.Hans Brinker|Mary Mapes Dodge
British Dictionary definitions for anxiety
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for anxiety
Word Origin and History for anxiety
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.
Medicine definitions for anxiety
Science definitions for anxiety
Culture definitions for anxiety
Emotional distress, especially that brought on by fear of failure. (See also angst.)