worrisome

adjective
wor·​ri·​some | \ ˈwər-ē-səm How to pronounce worrisome (audio) , ˈwə-rē- \

Definition of worrisome

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

Other Words from worrisome

worrisomely adverb
worrisomeness noun

Examples of worrisome in a Sentence

There is the worrisome possibility of hurricane damage on the coast. the patient's erratic behavior has become increasingly worrisome
Recent Examples on the Web That price increases are becoming more widespread — and creeping into areas that are not so directly affected by the pandemic — is a worrisome development for economic policymakers, who are now poised to respond. New York Times, 12 Jan. 2022 That price increases are becoming more widespread — and creeping into areas that are not so directly affected by the pandemic — is a worrisome development for economic policymakers, who are now poised to respond. BostonGlobe.com, 12 Jan. 2022 The figure is down 13 percentage points from the 2019 study but remains a worrisome total, Koval says. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 11 Jan. 2022 Niva Yau, a senior fellow at OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, says Russia’s moves could prove worrisome for Beijing, which was likely already caught off guard by the unrest. Chao Deng, WSJ, 9 Jan. 2022 To some infectious disease doctors, that shipment has worrisome implications. Eric Boodman, STAT, 9 Jan. 2022 One trend that has become worrisome is pediatric hospitalizations. Luke Money, Los Angeles Times, 5 Jan. 2022 Even before U-M’s short bench could become a factor, the starters had stumbled out of the gate in another worrisome display. Michael Cohen, Detroit Free Press, 5 Jan. 2022 The clearer and more worrisome concern is for the long-term health of Porter. Joel Rush, Forbes, 1 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of worrisome

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Jan 2022

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“Worrisome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worrisome. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for worrisome

worrisome

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of worrisome

: causing people to worry

worrisome

adjective
wor·​ri·​some | \ ˈwər-ē-səm How to pronounce worrisome (audio) \

Kids Definition of worrisome

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

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