worrywart

noun wor·ry·wart \ ˈwər-ē-ˌwȯrt , ˈwə-rē- \

Definition of worrywart

:a person who is inclined to worry unduly

Examples of worrywart in a Sentence

  1. My father is a real worrywart.

  2. tends to dismiss people concerned about global warming as a bunch of worrywarts

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First Known Use of worrywart

1936

worrywart Synonyms

Synonyms
handwringer, worrier, nervous Nellie
Related Words
defeatist, fatalist, pessimist
Near Antonyms
optimist, Pollyanna

WORRYWART Defined for English Language Learners

worrywart

noun

Definition of worrywart for English Language Learners

  • : a person who worries too much or who worries about things that are not important



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