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 (wûr′ē-mənt, wŭr′-)
1. The act or an instance of worrying.
2. A source of anxiety; a worry.
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informal chiefly US and Canadian anxiety or the trouble that causes it; worry
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(ˈwɜr i mənt, ˈwʌr-)

1. an act or instance of worrying; anxiety.
2. a source or cause of trouble or annoyance.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.worriment - a difficulty that causes anxietyworriment - a difficulty that causes anxiety  
difficultness, difficulty - the quality of being difficult; "they agreed about the difficulty of the climb"
cumbersomeness, unwieldiness, awkwardness - trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape; "the movers cursed the unwieldiness of the big piano"
flea bite - a very minor inconvenience
fly in the ointment - an inconvenience that detracts from the usefulness of something
unwieldiness - the quality of being difficult to direct or control by reason of complexity; "avoiding the unwieldiness of formal legal processes"; "the onset of unwieldiness and bureaucracy in large organizations"
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n (esp US inf)
(= vexation)Plage f, → Quälerei f
(= anxiety)Angst f, → Sorge f
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References in classic literature ?
The new silence of his wound made much worriment. The little blistering voices of pain that had called out from his scalp were, he thought, definite in their expression of danger.
Since it was Jurgis's first experience, these details naturally caused him some worriment; but the other laughed coolly--it was the way of the game, and there was no helping it.
Very proud he was, to be sure, of the responsibility, and the first thing he did was to load that pistol and keep it by his bed, in our great worriment, for we feared he 'd kill himself with it.