free-floating anxiety


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free-floating anxiety

n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry chronic anxiety occurring for no identifiable cause
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I also think there's a free-floating anxiety in general in the world today about the things coming over the horizon.
We have a free-floating anxiety about technology, because it is something different and in some cases means giving up control to kids," Fletcher says.
That tongue-extender piece really tapped into the competitiveness and free-floating anxiety that is our stock in trade.
Unlike Reagan's America, which has been reconstructed into an upbeat theme-park culture-scape redolent with dayspring warmth, Maggie Thatcher's England has darkened into a forbidding nightworld of miasmic unease and emotional drift, of economic alienation and free-floating anxiety blurred into a manageable absurdity only by retreat into alcohol or indifference or pointless rage.