Definition of worrisome
1 : causing distress or worry worrisome news
2 : inclined to worry or fret investors feeling worrisome
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 of worrisome from the Web
More worrisome, factory output – the dollar value of goods produced – stalled nationally and fell in Wisconsin in 2015 and 2016.
That hypothesis has worrisome implications for less skilled workers.
Things are worrisome, or troubling, or raise serious questions, or give him pause.
Avisail Garcia is finally worth the hype, while Carlos Gonzalez and Marco Estrada are worrisome, to say the least.
Kirkendall, raising worrisome behavior by Devani, such as crying, wetting herself, and showing fear of male drivers, told the judge that Calderon was making Devani afraid of men.
But Trump’s denial of unwelcome information is a worrisome sign.
Less and less of the research presented at a prominent cancer conference is supported by the National Institutes of Health, a development that some of the country’s top scientists see as a worrisome trend.
Not surprisingly, many Indonesian progressives, liberals and religious and ethnic minorities find such a system to be worrisome.
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First Known Use of worrisome
WORRISOME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of worrisome for English Language Learners
: causing people to worry
WORRISOME Defined for Kids
Definition of worrisome for Students
1 : worrying a lot a worrisome parent
2 : causing worry She developed a worrisome cough.
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