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anxiety: Learner’s Word of the Day

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Anxiety
 
anxiety   Audio Pronunciation
/æŋˈzajəti/  
noun
 
1 : fear or nervousness about what might happen
[noncount]
feelings of anger and anxiety
She suffers from chronic/acute anxiety.
He suffers from test anxiety. [=excessive fear about taking tests]
He’s been feeling a lot of anxiety about/over his new job.
[count] — usually plural
modern anxieties about terrorism
She discussed her anxieties with her sister.
2 [singular] : a feeling of wanting to do something very much
She has always had an anxiety to succeed. [=she has always been anxious to succeed]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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