Anxiety

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Definition

anxiety: uneasiness, stress, worry, tension, apprehension
noun
Your unpredictable behavior is causing me great anxiety. I can't sleep at night because of this.

Pronunciation examples
UK: There is anxiety about the possible loss of jobs.
US: I'm very anxious. For me, air travel is a real anxiety.
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Examples

  • "A lot of this is due to anxiety over the downturn in the economy and its effect on consumer spending."

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