worrisome

adjective wor·ri·some \ ˈwər-ē-səm , ˈwə-rē- \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of worrisome

1 : causing distress or worry
  • worrisome news
2 : inclined to worry or fret
  • investors feeling worrisome

worrisomely

adverb

worrisomeness

noun

Examples of worrisome in a Sentence

  1. There is the worrisome possibility of hurricane damage on the coast.

  2. the patient's erratic behavior has become increasingly worrisome

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First Known Use of worrisome

1833

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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WORRISOME Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of worrisome for English Language Learners

  • : causing people to worry


WORRISOME Defined for Kids

worrisome

adjective wor·ri·some \ ˈwər-ē-səm \

Definition of worrisome for Students

1 : worrying a lot
  • a worrisome parent
2 : causing worry She developed a worrisome cough.


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