anxiety


anxiety
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. concern, care; fear, mental anguish, pain. See expectation, doubt, jealousy. Ant., tranquillity, peace, unconcern.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. worry, uneasiness, apprehension, disquiet, nervousness, anxiousness, concern, misgiving, foreboding, fear, dread, agitation, inquietude, unease, distress, angst, stress, tension, strain, neurosis, butterflies*; see also care 2 , nervousness 1 .
See Synonym Study at care .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
nervousness, tension, angst, apprehension, jitters, *shakes, *pins and needles, uneasiness, *butterflies, foreboding, misgiving, worry, concern, uncertainty, *heebie-jeebies, free-floating anxiety. ''The essence of conscience.''—Freud.
ANT.: calm, relaxation, tranquility, ease. see fear
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A troubled or anxious state of mind: angst, anxiousness, care, concern, disquiet, disquietude, distress, nervousness, solicitude, unease, uneasiness, worry. See FEELINGS.

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