Translation of anxiety in Spanish:

anxiety

Pronunciation: /æŋˈzaɪəti/

n (pl -ties)

  • 1.1 u (distress, concern) preocupación (f), ansiedad (f) there is mounting anxiety for the safety of the hostages crece la preocupación en torno a la seguridad de los rehenes
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    • 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 c (problem, worry) preocupación (f) 1.3 u [Med] [Psych] ansiedad (f), angustia (f)
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    • 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 u (eagerness) ansias (fpl), afán (m) their anxiety to please sus ansias or su afán de agradar
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    • 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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