worrisome

adjective

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

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 More immediately worrisome for CoreWeave and the entire data center industry is that growth could be stymied by electricity shortages, due to issues including a lack of new power and transmission construction. Paresh Dave, WIRED, 3 May 2024 Careful monitoring of patients who have not undergone surgery or radiation is becoming more common; it is now being extended even to those with more worrisome tumors. Marc B. Garnick, Scientific American, 16 Apr. 2024 Our new research, published in the journal Science, suggests that while Greenland is indeed losing huge and worrisome volumes of ice right now, that might not continue for long enough to shut down the current on its own. Jerry McManus, The Conversation, 30 May 2024 Apple’s struggles were most worrisome in China, the world’s second-largest smartphone market, where sales fell 8 percent. Peter Eavis, New York Times, 27 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for worrisome 

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of worrisome was in 1833

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“Worrisome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worrisome. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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worrisome

adjective
wor·​ri·​some ˈwər-ē-səm How to pronounce worrisome (audio)
ˈwə-rē-
1
: causing worry
worrisome news
2
: given to worrying
worrisome parents

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