[ UK /æŋzˈa‍ɪ‍əti/ ]
[ US /æŋˈzaɪəti/ ]
  1. a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
  2. (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
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How To Use anxiety In A Sentence

  • Your behaviour has occasioned us a great deal of anxiety.
  • Some hospital patients experience high levels of anxiety.
  • Severe paruresis in school aged children can also lead to complete school refusal by the child, as well as more pervasive anxiety that can spread into other areas of life, such as social anxiety or even panic attacks. WebWire | Recent Headlines
  • Commissioned in 1963 to make a film about America's first successful quintuplet birth, Leacock and Joyce Chopra captured the quints' mother's anxiety at her sudden celebrity and the surrounding South Dakota community's eagerness to cash in on it. The Man Who Held Up a Mirror to America
  • What seems like harmless flirty fun to you is filling her with anxiety. The Sun
  • To relieve anxiety about funeral costs, we will introduce a funeral payment of £600, available on request.
  • She finds herself filled with anxiety about her relationship with her lover. Christianity Today
  • If slipping into your jammies and turning off the lights isn't enough to give you mental refreshment, or if stress and anxiety leave your brain a mess, try one of these mental-acuity agents.
  • The first chapter defines anxiety and the related constructs of worry, fear, and panic, and then goes on to discuss social anxiety in detail.
  • Among techniques clearly described to us is his camerawork, which is presented during an early description of the symptoms of anxiety: nausea, shaking, loss of balance and distorted vision. Mike says ANTI-CHRIST is shocking, disgusting, frightening and will leave you feeling uncomfortable. But that’s kind of the point! | Obsessed With Film
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