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Adjective: worrying  wur-ee-ing or wú-ree-ing [N. Amer], wú-ree-ing [Brit]
  1. Causing distress, worry or anxiety
    "worrying news"; "a worrying situation";
    - distressing, distressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, concerning
Noun: worrying  wur-ee-ing or wú-ree-ing [N. Amer], wú-ree-ing [Brit]
  1. The act of harassing someone
    - badgering, torment, bedevilment
  2. The act of moving something by repeated tugs or pushes
    "vigorous worrying finally loosened the saw"
Verb: worry  wur-ee or wú-ree [N. Amer], wú-ree [Brit]
  1. Be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy
    "I worry about my job";
    - sweat [N. Amer, informal]
  2. Be concerned with (something considered important)
    "I worry about my grades";
    - care
  3. Disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress
    "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me";
    - vex
  4. Be on the mind of
    "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift";
    - concern, interest, occupy
  5. Lacerate by biting
    "the dog worried his bone"
  6. Touch or rub constantly
    "The old man worried his beads"

Derived forms: worryings

See also: heavy

Type of: agitation, cark, disorder, disquiet, distract, harassment, incise, mind, molestation, perturb, rub, trouble, unhinge

Antonym: reassure

Encyclopedia: Worrying

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