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Word of the Day 11/27/20 Ecoanxiety

Ecoanxiety (noun)
ecoanxiety [ ek-oh-ang-zahy-i-tee, ee-koh‐ ]


noun Psychiatry.
1. anxiety caused by a dread of environmental perils, especially climate change, and a feeling of helplessness over the potential consequences for those living now and even more so for those of later generations: Reports from last week’s global summit have only worsened his ecoanxiety, which has already taken a toll on his physical and mental well-being.

Origin: First recorded in 2005–10; eco- + anxiety

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