anxiousness anxiousness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic
  2. (n) a feeling of mild anxiety about possible developments

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Usage(s):

  1. It was a look of sadness and disappointment and anxiousness.
  2. While both hosts expressed anxiousness about the swap, they worked out better arrangements than Matt Lauer, who instead traded jobs with a New York City taxi driver.
  3. Egyptian anxiousness that the accord be carried out was apparent as the country celebrated the anniversary of the successful crossing of the Suez Canal by Egyptian troops.

News

  • Lusi, Payette reflect on high-school experience

    By JAMES BESSETTE jbessette@ricentral.com EGHSStudents8414CMYK.jpg EAST GREENWICH — Relief. Anxiousness. Excitement. Bittersweet feelings. Optimism. There are many emotions and senses that seniors experience in the waning days and weeks of their high-school careers leading up to when they make that long walk, dressed in the traditional cap and gown, to receive their much-deserved diplomas ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Pendulum

Quotes

  1. "I was telling everybody I was so happy that the game was at 1 o'clock," said Pierce. "Because there was no way I could have sat at home all day today because of my anxiousness to get back on the court after Game 6 from the way I had been...
    on May 4, 2008 By: Paul Pierce Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. "I don't think there's as much anxiousness as I had going into the Milwaukee start," Glavine said. "This one seems to be a little bit more business-as-usual in terms of the preparation."
    on Aug 5, 2007 By: Tom Glavine Source: New York Daily News

  3. "The excitement of it, the anxiousness of it, the anticipation was just crazy," said Dwyane Wade, who led the US with 19 points off the bench. "I'm kind of glad it's out of the way now. This game was just over the top."
    on Aug 10, 2008 By: Dwyane Wade Source: CNN

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