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worry

wor·ry

worry

 
 
pronunciation:
wuhr i
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: worried, worries, worrying
definition: to feel fear or anxiety.
Don't worry, I'll take care of the problem.I worry about my children when they stay out late.
similar words:
care
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a feeling of fear or anxiety.
He was filled with worry while his wife was in the hospital.She has many worries about how her son is doing in school.
synonyms:
anxiety, care, concern, nervousness
antonyms:
ease
similar words:
fear, nerve
derivations: worried (adj.), worryingly (adv.), worrier (n.)
Word History
In Old English, worry meant "to strangle." In the English spoken later, in the 1500s, "worry" meant "to treat roughly." The sense of "to annoy or bother" was first used in 1671.
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  • worried:
    feeling worry.
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