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(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.  Synonym: anxiety.
A feeling of mild anxiety about possible developments.  Synonym: disquiet.

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"Anxiousness" Quotes from Famous Books

... blessing on his head! And, long as he can wander, let him breathe The freshness of the vallies, let his blood Struggle with frosty air and winter snows, And let the charter'd wind that sweeps the heath Beat his grey locks against his wither'd face. Reverence the hope whose vital anxiousness Gives the last human interest to his heart. May never House, misnamed of industry, Make him a captive; for that pent-up din, Those life-consuming sounds that clog the air, Be his the natural silence of ...
— Lyrical Ballads with Other Poems, 1800, Vol. 2 • William Wordsworth

... but a shade of anxiousness passed over the weaver's face, and he said—"I hope you don't mind my asking, but would you tell me where you come from? I am curious about such things for good ...
— News from Nowhere - or An Epoch of Rest, being some chapters from A Utopian Romance • William Morris

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