anxiety reaction


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n anxiety reaction an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic free-floating anxiety and such symptoms as tension or sweating or trembling or lightheadedness or irritability etc that has lasted for more than six months
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In literature:

The assurance of good fortune is always sufficient for the first stage of reaction from anxiety.
"Remember the Alamo" by Amelia E. Barr
The fearful strain of anxiety removed, a reaction took place, and Harry fell fainting into the arms of his friends.
"The Underground City" by Jules Verne
My heart was full; the reaction from my great anxiety had set in and I felt a need of breathing the fresh air.
"The Deputy of Arcis" by Honore de Balzac
Reaction and grief and anxiety were unnerving him.
"When Egypt Went Broke" by Holman Day
The reaction of unexpected relief from driving anxiety left them wordless.
"A Pagan of the Hills" by Charles Neville Buck
Mrs. Lloyd, too, relieved from all anxiety, and feeling a reaction from her first fright, could not help following his example.
"Bert Lloyd's Boyhood" by J. McDonald Oxley
In a natural reaction from their anxiety of the earlier day the spirits of both girls had risen proportionately.
"Dorothy's Travels" by Evelyn Raymond
We began to feel that reaction from anxiety which is almost sure to come when the candles are lighted.
"Belford's Magazine, Volume II, No. 8, January, 1889" by Various
When Bud came up after they had gone he was a little pale under the reaction and the strain of anxiety showed in his eyes.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck

In news:

With roots reaching back to European surrealism, abstract expressionism blossomed in New York as a post-war reaction against years of emotional privation, enforced discipline and new nuclear age anxieties.
One of the characters would open up an anxiety closet where odd reactions to his deepest fears would jump out.
Anxiety is usually a normal reaction to the stresses of life.