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anxiety
American English: /æŋˈzaɪədi/
British English: /aŋˈzʌɪəti/

Translation of anxiety in Spanish:

noun plural -ties

  • 1.1 uncountable (distress, concern) there is mounting anxiety for the safety of the hostages
    crece la preocupación en torno a la seguridad de los rehenes
    Example sentences
    • Our worries and anxieties evaporated in an instant, and within half an hour my wife, Jayne, was asking how we could buy one.
    • The worries and anxieties of his years at Vétheuil seemed a distant memory.
    • He appears to have resolved these anxieties by stressing the moral gulf between his characters and his own beliefs.
    1.2 countable (problem, worry) 1.3 uncountable (Medicine, Psychology)
    Example sentences
    • They do not seem to know that depression and anxiety can cause eating disorders.
    • As you learn to modify your compulsive behaviour, your anxiety levels should lessen.
    • However, the fact that she suffers from anxiety and panic attacks is less certain of being admitted.
    1.4 uncountable (eagerness)
    ansias (feminine plural)
    afán (masculine)
    their anxiety to please
    sus ansias or su afán de agradar
    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.

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