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Feelings of worry and nervousness - thesaurus

Synonyms

worry

noun

the feeling of being worried

concern

noun

a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue

stress

noun

a worried or nervous feeling that stops you relaxing, caused, for example, by pressure at work or financial or personal problems

tension

noun

the feeling of being so nervous or worried that you cannot relax

pressure

noun

a worried feeling that you get when you have to deal with a difficult or complicated situation

anxiety

noun

a worried feeling you have because you think something bad might happen

strain

noun

mental pressure or worry

disquiet

noun

formal a feeling of being very worried or nervous

alarm

noun

fear or worry that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen

distress

noun

a feeling that you have when you are very unhappy, worried, or upset

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agitation

noun

a feeling of being worried or upset

agony

noun

a strong and unpleasant feeling, especially great worry or sadness

angst

noun

a strong feeling of worry about what you should do, how you should behave, or what will happen in the future

anxiety

noun

a nervous or impatient feeling that you have because you want to do something very much or want it to happen very much

apprehension

noun

a feeling of worry or fear that something bad might happen

care

noun

mainly literary a worry about someone or something

cold sweat

noun

a nervous or worried feeling that causes you to sweat although you feel cold

conflict

noun

a feeling of being nervous or unhappy because you want two different things at the same time

consternation

noun

formal a shocked or worried feeling, often caused when something unexpected happens

crisis of conscience

noun

a time when someone is worrying because they think that they have done something unfair or morally wrong

desperation

noun

the worry and anger that someone feels because they do not know how to deal with a bad situation

dismay

noun

the feeling of being very worried, disappointed, or sad about something surprising or shocking that has happened

fever

noun

mainly literary a very excited or nervous feeling

flutter

noun

an excited or nervous state or feeling

foreboding

noun

a strong unpleasant feeling that something very bad is going to happen soon

for fear of (doing) something

in case you make something bad happen

heartache

noun

mainly literary great sadness or worry

heebie-jeebies

noun

informal a very nervous feeling

jitters

noun

informal a nervous upset feeling caused by not knowing what will happen

knot

noun

literary an unpleasant tight feeling, especially in your stomach, that you get when you are afraid, excited, or worried

malaise

noun

formal a general feeling of being worried, unhappy, or not satisfied

midlife crisis

noun

often humorous strong feelings of worry and doubt that some people have about their lives when they reach middle age

nerves

noun

a worried feeling that makes you afraid that you will not be able to do something well

oppression

noun

the feeling of being very worried or unhappy

panic

noun

a sudden strong feeling of fear or worry that makes you unable to think clearly or calmly

panic attack

noun

a sudden very strong feeling of being afraid or worried that makes you unable to breathe

paranoia

noun

the worried feeling that other people do not like you and are trying to harm you, although you have no proof of this

qualms

noun

thoughts that what you are doing might be bad or wrong

range anxiety

noun

the fear that an electric car will not have enough power to reach the end of its journey

scare

noun

a sudden feeling of fear or worry

stress

noun

relating to stress

suspense

noun

excitement or worry that you feel when you are waiting to find out what has happened or what will happen

trepidation

noun

formal fear, or nervousness

uncertainty

noun

a nervous feeling that you have because you think bad things might happen

unease

noun

mainly literary a feeling of being nervous, uncomfortable, or unhappy about a situation

upset

noun

a feeling of sadness, worry, or anger

vexation

noun

formal the feeling of being annoyed, confused, or worried

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