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English definition of “anxiety”

anxiety

noun [U + to infinitive] (EAGERNESS)    /æŋˈzaɪ.ə.ti/ US  /-t̬i/
eagerness to do something: Peter's leaving at the end of this week - hence his anxiety to get his work finished .Excited, interested and enthusiastic
(Definition of anxiety noun (EAGERNESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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