Definition of anxiety in English:

anxiety

Line breaks: anx|iety
Pronunciation: /aŋˈzʌɪəti
 
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noun (plural anxieties)

[mass noun]
  • 2 [with infinitive] Strong desire or concern to do something or for something to happen: the housekeeper’s eager anxiety to please
    More example sentences
    • Achievements since are the result of an anxiety to play it safe.
    • The only cementing force was greed and the anxiety to cling on to power.
    • Madame des Ursins confesses in her voluminous correspondence that she made herself a burden to the king in her anxiety to exclude him from all other influence.
    Synonyms
    eagerness, keenness, desire, impatience, longing, yearning

Origin

early 16th century: from French anxiété or Latin anxietas, from anxius (see anxious).

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