Pronunciation: (ang-zī'i-tē), [key]
1. distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune: He felt anxiety about the possible loss of his job.
2. earnest but tense desire; eagerness: He had a keen anxiety to succeed in his work.
3. Psychiatry.a state of apprehension and psychic tension occurring in some forms of mental disorder.
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