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Meaning & Definition of Worry in English

English

Worry

/wəri/

noun

1. Something or someone that causes anxiety

  • A source of unhappiness
  • "New york traffic is a constant concern"
  • "It's a major worry"
    synonym:
  • concern
  • ,
  • worry
  • ,
  • headache
  • ,
  • vexation

2. A strong feeling of anxiety

  • "His worry over the prospect of being fired"
  • "It is not work but worry that kills"
  • "He wanted to die and end his troubles"
    synonym:
  • worry
  • ,
  • trouble

verb

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

  • "I worry about my job"
    synonym:
  • worry

2. Be concerned with

  • "I worry about my grades"
    synonym:
  • worry
  • ,
  • care

3. Disturb the peace of mind of

  • Afflict with mental agitation or distress
  • "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me"
    synonym:
  • worry
  • ,
  • vex

4. Be on the mind of

  • "I worry about the second germanic consonant shift"
    synonym:
  • concern
  • ,
  • interest
  • ,
  • occupy
  • ,
  • worry

5. Lacerate by biting

  • "The dog worried his bone"
    synonym:
  • worry

6. Touch or rub constantly

  • "The old man worried his beads"
    synonym:
  • worry

Examples of using

I think a bit of anger is better for you than worry.
Don't worry. We can remedy the mistake we've made.
Tom's letter relieved me of a lot of worry.