What does anxiety mean?
The definition of anxiety
Anx*i”e*ty, n.; pl. Anxieties.
Etym: [L. anxietas, fr. anxius: cf. F. anxiété. See Anxious.]

1 Concern or solicitude respecting some thing o
2 Eager desire. J. D. Forbes
3 (Med.)
A state of restlessness and agitation, often with general indisposition and a distressing sense of oppression at the epigastrium. Dunglison.

Synonyms
— Care; solicitude; foreboding; uneasiness; perplexity; disquietude; disquiet; trouble; apprehension; restlessness. See Care.