worried

adjective
wor·​ried | \ ˈwər-ēd How to pronounce worried (audio) , ˈwə-rēd \

Definition of worried

: mentally troubled or concerned : feeling or showing concern or anxiety about what is happening or might happen worried parents a worried frown I'm not too worried about the weather. He was worried sick. [=extremely worried] But the technological intrusion of prenatal testing leaves expectant parents more worried than reassured.— Ronni Sandroff There was an ominous and worried expression on their faces.— Jack London … his mother was so worried she sent for the doctor.— E. B. White

Other Words from worried

worriedly adverb
"Well, what did you think when you heard the news?" Jimmy asked us worriedly. — Bobbie Ann Mason … Roy thought it was from a snakebite, and worriedly glanced around. — Carl Hiaasen

First Known Use of worried

1624, in the meaning defined above

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“Worried.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worried. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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