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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
anxiety (noun)
1.
a) painful or apprehensive uneasiness of mind usually over an impending or anticipated ill
b) fearful concern or interest
c) a cause of anxiety
2.
an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physiological signs (as sweating, tension, and increased pulse), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one's capacity to cope with it care
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
anxiety (noun)
1.
an uneasy state of mind usually over the possibility of an anticipated misfortune or trouble
SYNONIMS:
agita, agitation, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, care, concern, concernment, disquiet, disquietude, fear, nervosity, nervousness, perturbation, solicitude, sweat, unease, uneasiness, worry
RELATED WORDS:
strain, stress, tension; alarm ( alarum), anguish, consternation, desperateness, desperation, discomfort, discomposure, dismay, distraction, distress, disturbance, edginess, franticness, hand-wringing, jitters, jumpiness, panic, tremor; angst, fearfulness, torment, upset, vexation; cold feet, doubt, dread, foreboding, incertitude, misgiving, presentiment, suspense, uncertainty; compunction, qualm, scruple
NEAR ANTONYMS:
calm, calmness, content, contentment, ease, easiness, peace, peacefulness, placidity, placidness, quiet, quietude, sereneness, serenity, tranquillity ( tranquility), tranquilness; comfort, consolation, relief, solace
unconcern
anxiety (noun)
2.
the emotion experienced in the presence or threat of danger
SYNONIMS:
alarm ( alarum), anxiety, dread, fearfulness, fright, horror, panic, scare, terror, trepidation
RELATED WORDS:
phobia; creeps, jitters, nervousness, willies; pang, qualm, twinge; agitation, apprehension, consternation, discomposure, disquiet, funk, perturbation; concern, dismay, worry; cowardice, faintheartedness, timidity, timorousness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
aplomb, assurance, boldness, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence; bravery, courage, courageousness, daring, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, fortitude, gallantry, hardihood, intrepidity, intrepidness, stoutness, valor; audacity, guts, nerve
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