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worry

noun

1 worry

Something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness:
— It's a major worry.

synonyms: concern, headache, vexation.

Roget 828: mental suffering, pain, dolor; suffering, sufferance; ache, smart etc. (physical pain) 378; passion.    displeasure, dissatisfaction, discomfort, ... show more

Roget 832: discontent, discontentment; dissatisfaction; dissent etc. 489.    disappointment, mortification; cold comfort; regret etc. 833; repining, taking on ... show more

Roget 860: fear, timidity, diffidence, want of confidence; apprehensiveness, fearfulness etc. adj.; solicitude, anxiety, care, apprehension, misgiving; feeze [U.S.]; ... show more

Dutch: zich zorgen maken, bezorgd zijn, zorg
Polish: utrapienie, strapienie, frasunek, troska, zmartwienie, zgryzota



2 worry

A strong feeling of anxiety:
— His worry over the prospect of being fired.
— It is not work but worry that kills.

synonym: trouble.

Dutch: bezorgdheid, ongerustheid, tobberij, zorg
Polish: bolenie, cierpienie, martwienie siÄ™

verb

1 worry

Be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy.

Roget 907: be malevolent etc. adj.; bear spleen, harbor spleen, bear a grudge, harbor a grudge, bear malice; betray the cloven foot, show the cloven foot.    hurt etc. (physical pain) 378; ... show more

Dutch: bekommeren, bekreunen, bemoeien, omzien

2 worry

Be concerned with:
— I worry about my grades.

synonym: care.

3 worry

Disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress:
— I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me.

synonym: vex.

Roget 830: cause pain, occasion pain, give pain, bring pain, induce pain, produce pain, create pain, inflict pain etc. 828; pain, hurt, wound.    pinch, ... show more

Dutch: kwellen, zorgen, ergeren, bezorgd

4 worry

Be on the mind of:
— I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift.

synonyms: concern, interest, occupy.

5 worry

Lacerate by biting.

6 worry

Touch or rub constantly.


Moby thesaurus: ado, afflict, aggravate, aggravation, aggrieve, agitate, ail, anguish, annoy, annoyance, anxiety, bad news, badger, bait, be at, be the matter, bedevil, bedevilment, beleaguer, beset ... show more.

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