ADJ. acute, considerable, deep, great | chronic, constant, nagging | growing, increasing, mounting | natural, understandable | needless, unnecessary | public
QUANT. level the high level of anxiety created by entering a new environment
VERB + ANXIETY arouse, bring, cause, create, provoke | lead to | experience, feel, suffer from She felt a nagging anxiety that could not be relieved. | express, share The mothers were able to share their anxieties with each other. | cope with, deal with skills to cope with anxiety | allay, alleviate, dispel, reduce, relieve The aim is to reduce anxiety and help the patients relax. | aggravate, increase
ANXIETY + VERB grow The more reports I study the more my anxiety grows. | arise (from/out of sth), surface A few anxieties surfaced during the meeting.
ANXIETY + NOUN attack | level
PREP. ~ about her growing anxiety about her health | ~ at anxiety at the deterioration of relations between the powers | ~ for deep anxiety for the whole family | ~ over There are anxieties over the effects of unemployment.
PHRASES fear and anxiety They were encouraged to express their fears and anxieties.