anxiousness


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anx·ious

 (ăngk′shəs, ăng′shəs)
adj.
1. Uneasy and apprehensive about an uncertain event or matter; worried.
2. Attended with, showing, or causing anxiety: spent an anxious night waiting for the test results.
3. Usage Problem Eagerly or earnestly desirous.

[From Latin ānxius, from angere, to torment; see angh- in Indo-European roots.]

anx′ious·ly adv.
anx′ious·ness n.
Usage Note: Anxious has a long history of use as a synonym for eager, but some prefer that anxious be used only to describe those who are worried or uneasy, as in the sentence He's anxious about his upcoming surgery. The acceptability of anxious to mean eager has been increasing, however. In our 1999 survey of the Usage Panel, 47 percent approved of the sentence We are anxious to see the new show of British sculpture at the museum, whereas in 2014, this sentence was acceptable to 57 percent of panelists. The acceptability was higher for this usage in a sentence about a situation with a tinge of uneasiness: After a four-hour bus ride, the children were anxious to get outside (acceptable to 69 percent of the Panel in 1999 and 78 percent in 2014). Although resistance to the use of anxious to mean eager is waning, writers should be aware that there are still those who frown upon using the word in situations where no anxiety is present.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anxiousness - (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panicanxiousness - (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
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state - (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state"
castration anxiety - (psychoanalysis) anxiety resulting from real or imagined threats to your sexual functions; originally applied only to men but can in principle apply to women
hypochondria, hypochondriasis - chronic and abnormal anxiety about imaginary symptoms and ailments
overanxiety - excessive anxiety
scare, panic - sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events; "panic in the stock market"; "a war scare"; "a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building"
2.anxiousness - a feeling of mild anxiety about possible developmentsanxiousness - a feeling of mild anxiety about possible developments
anxiety - a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

anxiousness

noun
Translations

anxiousness

[ˈæŋkʃəsnɪs] N
1. (= concern) → preocupación f, inquietud f; (= fear) (also Med, Psych) → ansiedad f, angustia f
2. (= keenness) → ansia f, afán m
anxiousness to do sthansia or afán de hacer algo

anxiousness

n no plSorge f; (= keen desire)Verlangen nt
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And the anxiousness of her spirits directed her eyes towards his figure so repeatedly, as to catch Miss Tilney's notice.
In the kitchen she found Tom waiting in sad anxiousness.
"And I must say, sir," he went on easily, though saying what he would not have said had it not been for what he was almost certain he sensed of the ancient's anxiousness, "that the South Seas is just naturally lousy with buried treasure.
Maybe it was the gin, or the anxiousness, or the weakness and the hunger, and maybe it was the result of all of them, but at any rate I was all of a shake.
The anxiousness has perhaps, simultaneously led the AITUC to request Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to positively interfere in the on-going mining crisis by immediately creating a transparent mining policy including that for assigning of fresh mining leases and protecting the jobs and the service-conditions and livelihood of thousands of mining employees staffed in various mining establishments in Goa.
However, the doctor said that the one thing that sticks out is Giggs' lip-licking, as he licked his lips something like 15 times in the interview, which Collett feels is because the footballers mouth got dry due to anxiousness. ( ANI )
A study of almost 3,000 families in the United States published in the journal Child Development found those who moved regularly before school age, were more were far more likely to later suffer from attention problems, anxiousness and hyperactivity, The Telegraph reported.
Participants completed Affect Balance Scale (Bradburn, 1969), Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS; Watson, Clark and Tellegen, 1988), Satisfaction with Life Scale (Diener, Emmons, Larsen, and Griffin, 1985), The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965), The Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale (Leary, 1983a) and Interaction Anxiousness Scale (Leary, 1983b).
Couple this with the anxiousness of the contractor to get some work on the books, and you have a fatal formula for both the contractor and the customer."
If you have read any of my previous articles, then that should not come as a surprise to you, as I have spouted superfluously the many doubts and queries that, we, as students hold for our future.Yet, this week, I am not going to bore you with more anxiousness and apprehension.
Interaction Anxiousness Scale is a self-report measure of dispositional social anxiety.
THE anxiousness of the coach of the MSP Higher Secondary School, Kerala, could be understood every time the Little Angel Paradise boys from Manipur took a corner shot.