Anxiety is a term used with many shades of meaning and in many different areas of psychology. It is generally held to be an unpleasant emotional state resulting from stress or conflict and characterised by fear and apprehension. If the fear and apprehension are vague and diffuse and not attached to a specific object,  if they seem excessive , the anxiety is considered neurotic.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Anxiety
- Concern or solicitude respecting some thing or event, future or uncertain, which disturbs the mind, and keeps it in a state of painful uneasiness.
- Eager desire.
- A state of restlessness and agitation, often with general indisposition and a distressing sense of oppression at the epigastrium.
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