Crossword clues for anxiety
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Anxiety \Anx*i"e*ty\, n.; pl. Anxieties. [L. anxietas, fr. anxius: cf. F. anxi['e]t['e]. See Anxious.]
Concern or solicitude respecting some thing or event, future or uncertain, which disturbs the mind, and keeps it in a state of painful uneasiness.
--J. D. Forbes
(Med.) A state of restlessness and agitation, often with general indisposition and a distressing sense of oppression at the epigastrium.
Syn: Care; solicitude; foreboding; uneasiness; perplexity; disquietude; disquiet; trouble; apprehension; restlessness. See Care.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1520s, from Latin anxietatem (nominative anxietas) "anguish, anxiety, solicitude," noun of quality from anxius (see anxious). Psychiatric use dates to 1904. Age of Anxiety is from Auden's poem (1947). For "anxiety, distress," Old English had angsumnes, Middle English anxumnesse.
n. An unpleasant state of mental uneasiness, nervousness, apprehension and obsession or concern about some uncertain event.
n. a relatively permanent state of anxiety occurring in a variety of mental disorders [syn: anxiousness]
a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints, and rumination. It is the subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over anticipated events, such as the feeling of imminent death. Anxiety is not the same as fear, which is a response to a real or perceived immediate threat, whereas anxiety is the expectation of future threat. Anxiety is a feeling of fear, uneasiness, and worry, usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is only subjectively seen as menacing. It is often accompanied by muscular tension, restlessness, fatigue and problems in concentration. Anxiety can be appropriate, but when experienced regularly the individual may suffer from an anxiety disorder.
People facing anxiety may withdraw from situations which have provoked anxiety in the past. There are various types of anxiety. Existential anxiety can occur when a person faces angst, an existential crisis, or nihilistic feelings. People can also face mathematical anxiety, somatic anxiety, stage fright, or test anxiety. Social anxiety and stranger anxiety are caused when people are apprehensive around strangers or other people in general. Furthermore, anxiety has been linked with physical symptoms such as IBS and can heighten other mental health illnesses such as OCD and panic disorder.
Anxiety can be either a short term "state" or a long term " trait". Whereas trait anxiety represents worrying about future events, close to the concept of neuroticism, anxiety disorders are a group of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear. Anxiety disorders are partly genetic but may also be due to drug use, including alcohol, caffeine, and benzodiazepines (which are often prescribed to treat anxiety), as well as withdrawal from drugs of abuse. They often occur with other mental disorders, particularly bipolar disorder, eating disorders, major depressive disorder, or certain personality disorders. Common treatment options include lifestyle changes, medication, and therapy.
Anxiety'' is the second album by the post-grunge music group Smile Empty Soul. The album was scheduled to be released in the fall of 2005 via Lava Records, but after numerous push-backs due to heavy protest from religious groups (mainly in regards to the proposed lead single "Holes") the label scrapped the album and Smile Empty Soul departed. Though Lava chose not to release the album, they would not allow the band to on their own, as they owned the rights to the music. In 2008, the band was to finally able to officially release Anxiety through their own label, MRAfia Records. On March 9, 2010, Anxiety was re-released under F.O.F Label Group titled "More Anxiety''". In addition to Anxiety tracks and the MRAfia Version bonus tracks, it also included a re-designed album cover art, a bonus DVD and "Hidden Track" (This is War [2009 Remix]). There is also another variation of More Anxiety that contained another bonus track "Aneurysm" in addition to the previous More Anxiety released by F.O.F. Label Group. This variant was available for free download for those who donated to Smile Empty Soul Feeds the Hunger sponsored by Groupees.
The song "Don't Need You" peaked at number 37 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Anxiety is a 1998 Portuguese drama film directed by Manoel de Oliveira. It was screened out of competition at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. The film was selected as the Portuguese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 71st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
Anxiety is the second studio album by New Zealand recording artist Ladyhawke, released on 25 May 2012 by Modular Recordings. It was recorded in early 2011 with long-time collaborator Pascal Gabriel, who co-wrote all tracks on the album. "Black White & Blue" was released as the album's lead single on 24 January 2012, followed by "Sunday Drive" on 9 April 2012 and "Blue Eyes" on 16 July 2012.
Anxiety is an oil-on-canvas painting created by the expressionist artist Edvard Munch in 1894. It's currently housed in Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. Many art critics feel that Anxiety is closely related to Munch’s more famous piece, The Scream. The faces show despair and the dark colors show a depressed state. Many critics also believe it’s meant to show heartbreak and sorrow, which are common emotions all people feel.
Anxiety (Spanish: Ansiedad) is a 1953 Mexican musical drama film directed by Miguel Zacarías and starring Pedro Infante, Libertad Lamarque and Irma Dorantes.
Usage examples of "anxiety".
The experience of hearing other women relive abusive experiences gave this patient acute anxiety attacks.
On a burning evening in May I rode out beyond the city gates along the banks of the Orontes to meet the small group so worn by anxiety, fever, and fatigue: the ailing emperor, Attianus, and the women.
It came from the alcoholism, the anxiety and the fear, and I could never get enough.
When I had allayed his anxiety, he left us on some business of his own, saying that he would return at night-fall.
Under any other circumstances, the latter would have tried to dissipate the increasing sadness of the young girl, who said no more to him after he repulsed her amicable anxiety.
While he was answering with much wit some jokes of the count, I kept looking at him with some anxiety, but he came up to me and embraced me warmly.
We moved then to the question of how her aphonia, which I had wrongly thought at first to be connected to her anxiety about speaking a foreign language3 while temporarily removed from the company of the man she loved.
This undergraduate certainty of success gives rise to anxieties, foremost being the autobiography or apologia pro vita sua the poet someday has to write.
So he and the Armorer, despite their worry, anxiety and anger, tucked into the luncheon in the private room of the stern-wheeler.
Underneath he seethed with anxiety about the mysteries of destiny and Arneis, which seemed to be where they were bound to go.
Robert Gottlieb, for critical judgment and extended endurance of auctorial anxieties on the telephone.
When Auntie, not without anxiety, asked him whether he had delivered his speech and what the reaction had been, Vasily Petrovich could not restrain the proud smile that flashed radiantly beneath his pince-nez.
Perhaps it was the sudden, dramatic change from agonising anxiety to peace and security which had been too much for Ellen--yes, that was what was the matter with her, that and the universal excitement about these Avenger murders, which were shaking the nerves of all London.
The boy squatted in front of his master in the shade of the awning and watched him eat with a tender anxiety.
There was more waiting to banditry than Cathan had thought, and his restlessness grew to anxiety, even with the training at arms his fellows gave him.