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Definitions and Synonyms of worry | Another word for worry | What is worry?

Definition 1: something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where worry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • New York traffic is a constant concern
  • it's a major worry

Synonyms for worry in the sense of this definition

(worry is a kind of ...) a stimulus with undesirable consequences

(... is a kind of worry ) a source of concern

"the old bugaboo of inflation still bothers them"

(... is a kind of worry ) an onerous or difficult concern

"the burden of responsibility" "that's a load off my mind"

(... is a kind of worry ) a rightful concern or responsibility

"it's none of your business" "mind your own business"

Definition 2: a strong feeling of anxiety - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where worry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his worry over the prospect of being fired
  • it is not work but worry that kills
  • he wanted to die and end his troubles

Synonyms for worry in the sense of this definition

(worry is a kind of ...) a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

Definition 3: lacerate by biting - [verb of contact]

Samples where worry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dog worried his bone

(worry is a kind of ...) make an incision into by carving or cutting

Definition 4: touch or rub constantly - [verb of contact]

Samples where worry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The old man worried his beads

(worry is a kind of ...) move over something with pressure

"rub my hands" "rub oil into her skin"

Definition 5: be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy - [verb of emotion]

Samples where worry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I worry about my job

(... is a kind of worry ) be agitated or irritated

"don't fret over these small details"

(... is a kind of worry ) be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event

"I fear she might get aggressive"

(... is a kind of worry ) worry unnecessarily or excessively

"don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"

(... is a kind of worry ) be preoccupied with something

"She is obsessing over her weight"

(worry has a similar meaning as ...) disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress

"I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me"

Definition 6: disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress - [verb of emotion]

Samples where worry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me

Synonyms for worry in the sense of this definition

(worry is a kind of ...) disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

"She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"

(... is a kind of worry ) suggest fear or doubt

"Her heart misgave her that she had acted inexcusably"

(... is a kind of worry ) worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way

"What's eating you?"

(... is a kind of worry ) worry persistently

"nagging concerns and doubts"

(worry has a similar meaning as ...) be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy

"I worry about my job"

Definition 7: be concerned with - [verb of emotion]

Samples where worry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I worry about my grades

Synonyms for worry in the sense of this definition

(worry is a kind of ...) be concerned with or about something or somebody

(... is a kind of worry ) think moodily or anxiously about something

Definition 8: be on the mind of - [verb of stative]

Samples where worry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift

Synonyms for worry in the sense of this definition

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