Definitions of anxiety
a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
he felt a surge of anxiety
worry concern apprehension apprehensiveness uneasiness unease fearfulness fear disquiet disquietude inquietude perturbation agitation angst misgiving nervousness nerves tension tenseness heebie-jeebies butterflies (in one's stomach) jitteriness the jitters twitchiness
Synonyms of anxiety
worry eagerness anxiousness
Definitions of fear
an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
drivers are threatening to quit their jobs in fear after a cabby's murder
terror fright fearfulness horror alarm panic agitation trepidation dread consternation dismay distress anxiety worry angst unease uneasiness apprehension apprehensiveness nervousness nerves perturbation foreboding the creeps the shivers the willies the heebie-jeebies jitteriness twitchiness butterflies (in the stomach) phobia aversion antipathy dread bugbear nightmare horror terror anxiety neurosis hang-up
be afraid of (someone or something) as likely to be dangerous, painful, or threatening.
he said he didn't care about life so why should he fear death?
be afraid of be fearful of be scared of be apprehensive of dread live in fear of be terrified of be anxious about worry about feel apprehensive about have a phobia about have a horror of take fright at
Synonyms of fear
terror phobia likelihood fearfulness veneration concern
be afraid of have a phobia about be too afraid worry about stand in awe of suspect dread revere
When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.
Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.
1 Peter 5:7
casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
1 Corinthians 2:3
I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling,
"And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?
Say to those with anxious heart, "Take courage, fear not Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you."
"Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, And gather you from the west.
"When they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not worry about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say;
then the sword, which you are afraid of, will overtake you there in the land of Egypt; and the famine, about which you are anxious, will follow closely after you there in Egypt, and you will die there.
"And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.
Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it.
men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'
"But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say.
So, remove grief and anger from your heart and put away pain from your body, because childhood and the prime of life are fleeting.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
"For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit.
"If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?
He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
I sought the LORD, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears.
"Do not worry then, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear for clothing?'
Moreover, He said to me, "Son of man, behold, I am going to break the staff of bread in Jerusalem, and they will eat bread by weight and with anxiety, and drink water by measure and in horror,
2 Corinthians 7:15
His affection abounds all the more toward you, as he remembers the obedience of you all, how you received him with fear and trembling.
Concerning Damascus "Hamath and Arpad are put to shame, For they have heard bad news; They are disheartened There is anxiety by the sea, It cannot be calmed.
"For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.
Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ;
"So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.
He said, "O man of high esteem, do not be afraid Peace be with you; take courage and be courageous!" Now as soon as he spoke to me, I received strength and said, "May my lord speak, for you have strengthened me."
Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
"Son of man, eat your bread with trembling and drink your water with quivering and anxiety.
1 Corinthians 7:32
But I want you to be free from concern. One who is unmarried is concerned about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord;
As for me, I said in my alarm, "I am cut off from before Your eyes"; Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications When I cried to You.