Jump to navigation Jump to search
From Latin anxietās, from anxius (“anxious, solicitous, distressed, troubled”), from angō (“to distress, trouble”), akin to Ancient Greek ἄγχω (ánkhō, “to choke”). Equivalent to anxious + -ety. See anger; angst.
anxiety (countable and uncountable, plural anxieties)
- An unpleasant state of mental uneasiness, nervousness, apprehension and obsession or concern about some uncertain event.
- 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 4, in The Dust of Conflict:
- The inquest on keeper Davidson was duly held, and at the commencement seemed likely to cause Tony Palliser less anxiety than he had expected.
- 2005, Plato, Lesley Brown, transl., Sophist, page 268a:
- But the other, because he's been immersed in arguments, gives the appearance of harbouring considerable anxiety and suspicion that he's ignorant of those matters he presents himself to others as an expert on.
- An uneasy or distressing desire (for something).
- (pathology) A state of restlessness and agitation, often accompanied by a distressing sense of oppression or tightness in the stomach.
- care, solicitude, foreboding, uneasiness, perplexity, disquietude, disquiet, trouble, apprehension, restlessness, distress
uneasy or distressing desire
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
Translations to be checked
- “anxiety”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “anxiety”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- English terms derived from Proto-Indo-European
- English terms derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *h₂enǵʰ-
- English terms borrowed from Latin
- English terms derived from Latin
- English terms suffixed with -ety
- English 4-syllable words
- English terms with IPA pronunciation
- English terms with audio links
- Rhymes:English/aɪɪti/4 syllables
- English lemmas
- English nouns
- English uncountable nouns
- English countable nouns
- English terms with quotations