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anxĭĕtas , ātis, f. anxius.
I. The quality or state of anxius, anxiety (as a per manent condition, while angor, anguish, is only momentary; cf. “Hab. Syn. 108, and v. angor),Cic. Tusc. 4, 12, 27: “perpetua anxie tas,Juv. 13, 211.—But sometimes = angor, temporary anguish, fear, trouble, etc.: “animi,Ov. P. 1, 4, 8; Curt. 4, 13: “divortii anxietate mortuus,Plin. 7, 53, 54, § 186.—
II. Anxious care, carefulness in regard to a thing (only post-Aug.): quaerendi, judicandi, comparandi anxietas, Quint. prooem. 8 fin.: “anxietas et quasi morositas disputationis,Gell. 1, 3, 12; cf. anxius, B.
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