worrywart


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wor·ry·wart

 (wûr′ē-wôrt′, wŭr′-)
n.
One who worries excessively and needlessly.

wor•ry•wart

(ˈwɜr iˌwɔrt, ˈwʌr-)

n.
a person who tends to worry habitually and often needlessly.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.worrywart - thinks about unfortunate things that might happen
killjoy, party pooper, spoilsport, wet blanket - someone who spoils the pleasure of others

worrywart

noun
A prophet of misfortune or disaster:
Translations
põdeja
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