generalized anxiety disorder

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  • noun

Synonyms for generalized anxiety disorder

an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic free-floating anxiety and such symptoms as tension or sweating or trembling or lightheadedness or irritability etc that has lasted for more than six months

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The problems themselves were never fully articulated, but they are palpably related to the recession, which undergirds a huge amount of free-floating anxiety.
To borrow from Stephan Salisbury of Tom Dispatch, the controversy is not about a mosque, it's about the presence of Muslims in America, and the free-floating anxiety and fear that dominate the nation's psyche.
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Despite a clumsy allegorical premise telegraphed in risibly heavy-handed dialogue, the movie generates a free-floating anxiety that lingers long after the lights come up.
Free-floating anxiety returned, along with fear, suspicion and extreme drug cravings.