worrisome

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adjective wor·ri·some \ˈwər-ē-səm, ˈwə-rē-\

Definition of worrisome

  1. 1 :  causing distress or worry worrisome news

  2. 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

1833

First Known Use of worrisome

1833


WORRISOME Defined for English Language Learners

worrisome

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adjective wor·ri·some \ˈwər-ē-səm, ˈwə-rē-\

Definition of worrisome for English Language Learners

  • : causing people to worry


WORRISOME Defined for Kids

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adjective wor·ri·some \ˈwər-ē-səm\

Definition of worrisome for Students

  1. 1 :  worrying a lot a worrisome parent

  2. 2 :  causing worry She developed a worrisome cough.



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