- Concern or solicitude respecting some thing or event, future or uncertain, which disturbs the mind, and keeps it in a state of painful uneasiness.
Etymology: From anxietatem (nomitaive: anxietas), from anxius: compare with French anxiété. See Anxious.
- 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 268a.
- : But the other, because he's been immersed in arguments, gives the appearance of harbouring considerable and suspicion that he's ignorant of those matters he presents himself to others as an expert on.
- (Medical) A state of restlessness and agitation, often with general indisposition and a distressing sense of oppression at the epigastrium. --Dunglison.
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