Student Thesaurus

One entry found for anxiety.
Entry Word: anxiety
Function: noun
Text: 1 an uneasy state of mind usually over the possibility of an anticipated misfortune or trouble <Dorothy's anxiety about her brother's operation kept her awake all night>
Synonyms agitation, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, care, concern, disquiet, nervousness, perturbation, solicitude, uneasiness, worry
Related Words strain, stress, tension; alarm, anguish, consternation, desperation, desperateness, discomfort, discomposure, dismay, distraction, distress, disturbance, edginess, jitters, jumpiness; fear, fearfulness, torment, upset, vexation; doubt, dread, foreboding, incertitude, misgiving, presentiment, suspense, uncertainty
Near Antonyms calm, calmness, content, contentment, ease, peace, placidity, quiet, quietude, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility); comfort, consolation, relief, solace
2 the emotion experienced in the presence or threat of danger <the newly discovered virus is creating considerable anxiety in the public at large> -- see FEAR