Anx*i"e*ty (#), n.; pl. Anxieties (#). [L. anxietas, fr. anxius: cf. F. anxi'et'e. See Anxious.]<-- p. 67 -->
Concern or solicitude respecting some thing ovent, future or uncertain, which disturbs the mind, and keeps it in a state of painful uneasiness.
J. D. Forbes
A state of restlessness and agitation, often with general indisposition and a distressing sense of oppression at the epigastrium.
Syn. -- Care; solicitude; foreboding; uneasiness; perplexity; disquietude; disquiet; trouble; apprehension; restlessness. See Care.
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