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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anxiety  \Anx*i"e*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Anxieties}.  [L.  anxietas  fr 
  anxius:  cf  F.  anxi['e]t['e].  See  {Anxious}.] 
  1.  Concern  or  solicitude  respecting  some  thing  or  event, 
  future  or  uncertain,  which  disturbs  the  mind,  and  keeps  it 
  in  a  state  of  painful  uneasiness. 
 
  2.  Eager  desire.  --J.  D.  Forbes 
 
  3.  (Med.)  A  state  of  restlessness  and  agitation,  often  with 
  general  indisposition  and  a  distressing  sense  of 
  oppression  at  the  epigastrium.  --Dunglison. 
 
  Syn:  Care  solicitude;  foreboding;  uneasiness;  perplexity; 
  disquietude;  disquiet;  trouble;  apprehension; 
  restlessness.  See  {Care}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anxiety 
  n  1:  a  relatively  permanent  state  of  anxiety  occurring  in  a 
  variety  of  mental  disorders  [syn:  {anxiousness}] 
  2:  a  vague  unpleasant  emotion  that  is  experienced  in 
  anticipation  of  some  (usually  ill-defined)  misfortune 




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