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Noun: anxiety  ang'zI-i-tee
  1. (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behaviour or attacks of panic
    - anxiousness
  2. A vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

Derived forms: anxieties

Type of: emotion, mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state

Encyclopedia: Anxiety, separation