Translation of anxiety in Spanish:


preocupación, n.

Pronunciation: /aŋˈzʌɪəti//æŋˈzaɪədi/


  • 1

    (distress, concern)
    preocupación feminine
    ansiedad feminine
    there is mounting anxiety for the safety of the hostages crece la preocupación en torno a la seguridad de los rehenes
    • After all, it can be argued, what's wrong with getting children to talk about their anxieties and problems?
    • Brady met the world in the same way that a child is inclined to do, before we drum our fears and anxieties into him or her.
    • If only we could negotiate our differences rather than dwell on the anxieties of difference.
    • High office cuts you off from the real world; makes you prey to anxieties and irrational fears.
    • The man seemed to have grasped the essence of standing aloof from worldly anxieties and vexations.
    • Although he imagines that many of them must have similar problems and anxieties as others in the world.
    • He appears to have resolved these anxieties by stressing the moral gulf between his characters and his own beliefs.
    • And rural police response times are on the rise, adding to rural anxieties.
    • This asks a great deal of the public and it is not surprising that they have doubts and anxieties.
    • The worries and anxieties of his years at Vétheuil seemed a distant memory.
    • He added that farmers' anxieties had been increasing in Ryedale following the recent new cases in Wharfedale.
    • He found it very soothing as all of his worries and anxieties were rushed out of his head.
    • Owen's anxieties never quite leave him, despite his charmed, only-child existence.
    • Meditation allows us to relinquish our worries and anxieties and awaken our innate energy and creativity.
    • But in many respects, people's anxieties are not primarily focused on the big issues.
    • He thrived on his performing and did not have any related stresses or anxieties.
    • Our worries and anxieties evaporated in an instant, and within half an hour my wife, Jayne, was asking how we could buy one.
    • At the other end of life, projections that we can expect to live longer have become a focus for demographic anxieties.
    • Companies who exacerbate their employees' anxieties could still be paying for this failure long into the new year.
    • The effort may allow some of your students to express their own fears and anxieties.
  • 2

    (problem, worry)
    preocupación feminine
  • 3

    Psychology Medicine
    ansiedad feminine
    angustia feminine
    • Two points need to be made with respect to the diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder.
    • As you learn to modify your compulsive behaviour, your anxiety levels should lessen.
    • People may show symptoms of depression and anxiety, panic attacks, or agoraphobia.
    • However, the fact that she suffers from anxiety and panic attacks is less certain of being admitted.
    • They do not seem to know that depression and anxiety can cause eating disorders.
  • 4

    (feminine plural) ansias
    afán masculine
    their anxiety to please sus ansias / su afán de agradar
    • Madame des Ursins confesses in her voluminous correspondence that she made herself a burden to the king in her anxiety to exclude him from all other influence.
    • The only cementing force was greed and the anxiety to cling on to power.
    • In her eagerness to serve her husband, and in perfect innocence of the legal aspect of her act, she does not give the matter much thought, except for her anxiety to shield him from any emergency that may call upon him to perform the miracle in her behalf.
    • A soldier describes his anxiety to go home after the civil war ended.
    • Achievements since are the result of an anxiety to play it safe.