anxiety


anxiety
noun
1)

his anxiety grew

Syn:
worry, concern, apprehension, apprehensiveness, uneasiness, unease, fearfulness, fear, disquiet, disquietude, inquietude, perturbation, agitation, angst, misgiving, nervousness, nerves, tension, tenseness; informal heebie-jeebies, butterflies (in one's stomach), jitteriness, the jitters, twitchiness
Ant:
calmness, serenity
2)

an anxiety to please

Syn:
eagerness, keenness, desire

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