Sunday, October 4, 2009

Word of The Day-Anxiety

Main Entry: anx·i·ety
Pronunciation: \aŋ-ˈzī-ə-tē\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural anx·i·eties
Etymology: Latin anxietas, from anxius
Date: circa 1525

1 a : painful or apprehensive uneasiness of mind usually over an impending or anticipated ill b : fearful concern or interest c : a cause of anxiety2 : an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physiological signs (as sweating, tension, and increased pulse), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one's capacity to cope with it

Example: Deciding to paint the front door and shutters of your house a deep, dark red, then having to wait all day at work while it's being painted before you can see if it looks snappy and modern or horribly wrong like the neighbor's front door.


oreneta said...

Soooooo, how's it look?

Jan n Jer said...

lets us know the got me on edge.

janjanmom said...

BTW-we need a pic either way!!

I hope it looks awesome and there is no need for a do-over.

The Girl Next Door said...

I'm getting cold sweats just thinking about this. Which is why I haven't even THOUGHT about such a thing since moving in 11 years ago. Just call me Wimpy.

J.G. said...


Don't make me define "suspense" for you!