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English definition of “anxiety”

anxiety

noun (WORRY)    /æŋˈzaɪ.ə.ti/ US  /-t̬i/
B2 [U] an uncomfortable feeling of nervousness or worry about something that is happening or might happen in the future: Children normally feel a lot of anxiety about their first day at school. That explains his anxiety over his health. Her son is a source of considerable anxiety.Anxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias [C] something that causes a feeling of fear and worry: job anxietiesAnxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias
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