Synonyms of anxiety in English:


See US English definition of anxiety

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See Spanish definition of preocupación


1‘his anxiety grew as his messages were all left unanswered’

worry, concern, apprehension, apprehensiveness, consternation, uneasiness, unease, fearfulness, fear, disquiet, disquietude, perturbation, fretfulness, agitation, angst, nervousness, nerves, edginess, tension, tenseness, stress, misgiving, trepidation, foreboding, suspense
informal butterflies, butterflies in one's stomach, the willies, the heebie-jeebies, the jitters, the shakes, the jumps, the yips, collywobbles, jitteriness, jim-jams, twitchiness
British informal the abdabs, the screaming abdabs
Australian rhyming slang Joe Blakes
North American archaic worriment

calmness, serenity

2‘her anxiety to please’

eagerness, keenness, desire, impatience, longing, yearning