worried

adjective \ ˈwər-ēd , 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

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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