FREE-FLOATING ANXIETY By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 1. A chronic sense of uneasiness and apprehension that is not directed at anything. Often seen in anxiety disorders. 2. Psychoanalysis. General feelings of distress that are set free. FREE-FLOATING ANXIETY: "A free floating anxiety is one of apprehension." Related Psychology Terms ANXIETY NEUROSIS ANXIETY DISORDER DUE TO A GENERAL MEDICAL CON POSTTRAUMATIC DISORDERS ANXIETY HYSTERIA FREE-FLOATING FEAR APPREHENSION ANXIETY DISTURBANCE ANOSMIA FREE-FLOATING EMOTION NEUROSIS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FREE-FLOATING ANXIETY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/free-floating-anxiety/ (accessed August 16, 2019).