|Origin:||anxietas, from anxius; ANXIOUS|
anx‧i‧e‧ty S3 W3 plural anxieties
1 [uncountable and countable]
the feeling of being very worried about something [= concern]
There is considerable anxiety among staff about job losses.
There is growing public anxiety over levels of air pollution in our cities.
The fear of unemployment can be a source of deep anxiety to people.
his feelings of anxiety
A high level of anxiety was created by the introduction of cameras into the factory.
It can help if you discuss your anxieties with someone.
a feeling of wanting to do something very much
anxiety to do something
I nearly fell in my anxiety to get downstairs quickly.