worrying


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wor·ry

 (wûr′ē, wŭr′ē)
v. wor·ried, wor·ry·ing, wor·ries
v.intr.
1. To feel uneasy or concerned about something; be troubled. See Synonyms at brood.
2.
a. To seize something with the teeth and bite or tear repeatedly: a squirrel worrying at a nut.
b. To touch or handle something nervously or persistently: worry at a hangnail.
c. To attempt to deal with something in a persistent or dogged manner: worried along at the problem.
v.tr.
1. To cause to feel anxious, distressed, or troubled. See Synonyms at trouble.
2.
a. To seize with the teeth and bite or tug at repeatedly: a dog worrying a bone.
b. To touch or handle nervously or persistently: worrying the loose tooth.
c. To attack roughly and repeatedly; harass: worrying the enemy ships.
d. To bother or annoy, as with petty complaints.
e. To attempt to deal with in a persistent or repeated manner: Analysts have worried the problem for a decade.
3. To chase and nip at or attack: a dog worrying steers.
n. pl. wor·ries
1. The act of worrying or the condition of being worried; persistent mental uneasiness: "Having come to a decision, the lad felt a sense of relief from the worry that had haunted him for many sleepless nights" (Edgar Rice Burroughs).
2. A source of nagging concern or uneasiness.
Idiom:
not to worry Informal
There is nothing to worry about; there is no need to be concerned: "But not to worry: it all ... falls into place in the book's second half, where the language is plainer" (Hallowell Bowser).

[Middle English werien, worien, to strangle, from Old English wyrgan; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

wor′ri·er n.
Word History: The ancestor of worry, the Old English verb wyrgan, meant "to strangle." Its Middle English descendant, worien, kept this sense and developed the new sense "to grasp by the throat with the teeth and lacerate" or "to kill or injure by biting and shaking." This is the way wolves might attack sheep, for example. In the 1500s worry began to be used in the sense "to harass, as by rough treatment or attack" or "to assault verbally," and in the 1600s the word took on the sense "to bother, distress, or persecute." It was a small step from this sense to the main modern senses "to cause to feel anxious or distressed" and "to feel troubled or uneasy," first recorded in the 1800s.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.worrying - the act of harassing someoneworrying - the act of harassing someone  
harassment, molestation - the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism
2.worrying - the act of moving something by repeated tugs or pushes; "vigorous worrying finally loosened the saw"
agitation - the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)
Adj.1.worrying - causing distress or worry or anxietyworrying - causing distress or worry or anxiety; "distressing (or disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime"; "a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and troubling thought"; "in a particularly worrisome predicament"; "a worrying situation"; "a worrying time"
heavy - marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness; "a heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids"

worrying

Translations
znepokojivý
bekymrende
huolestuttava
zabrinjavajuć
気がもめる
걱정되는
zaskrbljujoč
oroande
ที่ทำให้กังวล
gây lo lắng

worrying

[ˈwʌrɪɪŋ]
A. ADJ [situation, news, sign] → preocupante, inquietante
B. N all this worrying has aged himtodas estas preocupaciones lo han envejecido

worrying

[ˈwʌriɪŋ] adjinquiétant(e)

worrying

adj problembeunruhigend, besorgniserregend; it’s very worryinges macht mir große Sorge; I know it’s worrying for youich weiß, es macht dir Sorgen; it is a worrying time for uswir haben zurzeit viel Sorgen
n worrying won’t helpsich nur Sorgen machen, nützt nichts

worrying

[ˈwʌrɪɪŋ] adj (problem) → preoccupante
it's a worrying time for her → è un brutto momento per lei
she's not the worrying kind → non è il tipo che si preoccupa

worrying

مُقْلِق znepokojivý bekymrende beunruhigend ανησυχητικός preocupante huolestuttava inquiétant zabrinjavajuć preoccupante 気がもめる 걱정되는 zorgwekkend illevarslende niepokojący preocupante волнующий oroande ที่ทำให้กังวล endişe verici gây lo lắng 令人担忧的
References in classic literature ?
Worrying helps you some--it seems as if you were doing something when you're worrying.
They are an uncommonly handsome pair," he said, "and if they are as good as they look I am sure you need not wish for anything better; but I see you still hold that pet scheme of yours for worrying your horses and lessening their power.
The thing that is mostly worrying your aunt Sally is the tempers that that man Jubiter gets your uncle into.
Dorothy laughed merrily at this speech, and then she became very sober again, for she could see how all this trouble was worrying her aunt and uncle, and knew that unless she found a way to help them their future lives would be quite miserable and unhappy.
Because I shall never be able to open a window without worrying you," he rejoined, laughing also.
Worrying that your partner will not be a sufficient parent in your absence especially if they are the uninvolved type is one thing.
I remember my professor in Retorika telling me that the young are right about worrying, about asking questions, about being unsure.
They may feel that worrying is part of their personality and they just can't help but worry.
Worrying about a stressor keeps the stressor at the front of one's mind and prompts people toward action.
It is unclear why Americans are worrying more about hunger and homelessness now, since it is an ever-present problem.
The Worry Trick is an energetic and illuminating self-help book for anyone who struggles with worrying too much.
released earlier this year, which sheds light on the science of worrying and how to break the worry cycle.