noun, plural anx·i·e·ties.
Origin of anxiety
Synonyms for anxiety
Antonyms for anxiety
Related Words for anxietynervousness, restlessness, apprehension, suffering, uncertainty, disquiet, unease, misgiving, mistrust, angst, jitters, doubt, uneasiness, dread, misery, suspense, trouble, panic, concern, distress
Examples from the Web for anxiety
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 9, 2015
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
January 8, 2015
Anger often manifests in withholders as another self-destructive but more socially acceptable feeling or behavior, like anxiety.Can Self-Help Books Really Make a New You?
December 29, 2014
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
December 7, 2014
Practicing yoga, studies show, can alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety.9 Ways to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder
December 5, 2014
Historical Examples of anxiety
Did Phidias express no anxiety concerning your unprotected situation?Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
The ring of anxiety in Grace's voice had not been lost upon her.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
He had no anxiety concerning the philanthropic craze thereafter.Weighed and Wanting
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.
noun plural -ties
Word Origin 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.
Emotional distress, especially that brought on by fear of failure. (See also angst.)