anxiety-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: a psychological disorder of excessive apprehension

Commentary: ANXIETY[+state][+psychological][-temporary][+disorder][+apprehension][+excessive]

The patient has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
It's a new drug that has proven effective in treating anxiety neurosis.
Mary has stopped driving because of her unpredictable anxiety attacks.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a temporary state of worry or unease

Commentary: ANXIETY[+state][+psychological][+temporary][+unease]
NOTE: refers to a subject's internal state

He felt a surge of anxiety upon entering the building.
Sally is feeling some anxiety about her orals tomorrow.
My anxieties about meeting his parents proved groundless.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a desire to satisfy, gratify

Commentary: ANXIETY[+state][+psychological][+desire][+satisfy]
NOTE: occurs with the infinitive -> X's anxiety to-V

The housekeeper's eager anxiety to please began to irritate the visitors.
His anxiety to smoke a cigarette was plain to see.
She tried to conceal her anxiety to have everyone take their seat and stop talking.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b

Sense Number 4: a cause or agent of worry

Commentary: ANXIETY[+cause][+effective][+worry]
NOTE: refers to something BEING the cause of worry
NOTE: X BE anxiety, not an internal state (Sense 2)

Her sickly child was a constant anxiety for the woman.
Liquids that can be combined into explosives are one more anxiety for airport security.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1c

Sense Number 5: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)