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A Dictionary of Psychology

Andrew M. Colman

anxiety in 224......... n. 

A state of uneasiness, accompanied by dysphoria and somatic signs and symptoms of tension, focused on apprehension of possible failure, misfortune, or danger. See also anxiety disorders, anxiolytic, automatic anxiety, neurotic anxiety, performance anxiety, primal anxiety, primary anxiety, realistic anxiety, separation anxiety, signal anxiety, state anxiety, stranger anxiety, trait anxiety. [From Latin anxietas anxiety, from angere to press tightly]