[ ek-oh-ang-zahy-i-tee, ee-koh‐ ]

  1. anxiety caused by a dread of environmental perils, especially climate change, and a feeling of helplessness over the potential consequences for those living now and even more so for those of later generations: Reports from last week’s global summit have only worsened his ecoanxiety, which has already taken a toll on his physical and mental well-being.

Origin of ecoanxiety

First recorded in 2005–10; eco- + anxiety

Words Nearby ecoanxiety Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023