1. afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief;
- Example: "too upset to say anything"
- Example: "spent many disquieted moments"
- Example: "distressed about her son's leaving home"
- Example: "lapsed into disturbed sleep"
- Example: "worried parents"
- Example: "a worried frown"
- Example: "one last worried check of the sleeping children"
[syn: disquieted, distressed, disturbed, upset, worried]
2. mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc;
- Example: "apprehensive about her job"
- Example: "not used to a city and worried about small things"
- Example: "felt apprehensive about the consequences"
[syn: apprehensive, worried]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Worry \Wor"ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Worried; p. pr. & vb. n. Worrying.] [OE. worowen, wirien, to strangle, AS. wyrgan in [=a]wyrgan; akin to D. worgen, wurgen, to strangle, OHG. wurgen, G. w["u]rgen, Lith. verszti, and perhaps to E. wring.] [1913 Webster] 1. To harass by pursuit and barking; to attack repeatedly; also, to tear or mangle with the teeth. [1913 Webster] A hellhound that doth hunt us all to death; That dog that had his teeth before his eyes, To worry lambs and lap their gentle blood. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To harass or beset with importunity, or with care an anxiety; to vex; to annoy; to torment; to tease; to fret; to trouble; to plague. "A church worried with reformation." --South. [1913 Webster] Let them rail, And worry one another at their pleasure. --Rowe. [1913 Webster] Worry him out till he gives consent. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 3. To harass with labor; to fatigue. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
42 Moby Thesaurus words for "worried": annoyed, anxious, badgered, baited, bedeviled, beset, bothered, bugged, bullyragged, chivied, deviled, distracted, distrait, distressed, dogged, embarrassed, fretted, harassed, harried, haunted, heckled, hectored, hounded, inconvenienced, irked, needled, nipped at, persecuted, perturbed, pestered, picked on, plagued, put to it, puzzled, ragged, sore beset, teased, tormented, troubled, vexed, worried sick, worried stiff