Search Result for "worrying":
1. the act of harassing someone;
[syn: badgering, worrying, torment, bedevilment]
2. the act of moving something by repeated tugs or pushes;
- Example: "vigorous worrying finally loosened the saw"
1. causing distress or worry or anxiety;
- Example: "distressing (or disturbing) news"
- Example: "lived in heroic if something distressful isolation"
- Example: "a disturbing amount of crime"
- Example: "a revelation that was most perturbing"
- Example: "a new and troubling thought"
- Example: "in a particularly worrisome predicament"
- Example: "a worrying situation"
- Example: "a worrying time"
[syn: distressing, distressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying]
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:
43 Moby Thesaurus words for "worrying": aggravating, annoying, bothering, bothersome, chafing, disquieting, distressful, distressing, disturbing, exasperating, fretting, galling, harassing, harassment, importunate, importune, irking, irksome, irritating, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, plaguesome, plaguey, plaguing, provoking, teasing, tiresome, torment, tormenting, troublesome, troubling, upsetting, vexatious, vexing, wearisome, worriedness, worries and cares, worriment, worrisome, worry