A face with open eyes and a small, open frown. Its eyebrows are furrowed, with a single bead of cold sweat dripping down, and its forehead is pale blue, as if experiencing a cold flash. Samsung’s design shows upper teeth and tongue.
Meaning widely varies, but commonly conveys such feelings as sadness, disappointment, fear, and anxiety. Similar to 😥 Sad but Relieved Face, but with a blue head and larger frown.
Not to be confused with 😢 Crying Face, 😪 Sleepy Face, or other emojis with tear or sweat droplets. Microsoft and Samsung previously featured smileys that appeared more excited in expression.
Anxious Face with Sweat was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name “Face with Open Mouth and Cold Sweat” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.