Definition for worry

noun as in anxiety, trouble

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Example Sentences

I have no worries about slinging it around camp or strapping it to the roof rack if space is tight in the car.

It helps that EU lawmakers have already agreed to a giant stimulus spending package for the trading bloc, so that worry is off the table.

From Fortune

McMansions are back, in a big way, given the trend toward remote work — and thus the need for office space at home, and no worries about long commutes.

From Ozy

The worry for influencers is whether their audiences would follow them over to Triller if they switched.

From Digiday

Then I could cheerfully traipse from my backyard to a neighbor’s driveway and then on to a dark corner booth somewhere with no worries.

Still, I worry that a simple traffic stop could have tragic consequences.

And the authorities also worry that the December fires are just the beginning.

But in the days ahead he, his brother, and the others will be back in the street while their families worry at home.

I wish this was the last time I had to worry about hunger and bombs.

This is a well-documented phenomenon which does not worry specialists.

In sheer nervousness, Hilda also dropped to her knees on the hearthrug, and began to worry the fire with the poker.

His only worry at the time lay in the dark sky above and the blue-white stabs of lightning that promised an electrical storm.

No, there was nothing to worry about as long as that relentless hunter of criminals known as the Black Hood kept off their tail.

I should worry if Burd has a dozen maiden aunts,” observed Amy scornfully, “and they all knitted him red wristlets!

Matt began to appreciate the difficulties ahead of him and to worry a little about the outcome.


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When To Use

What are other ways to say worry?

Worry is an active state of agitated uneasiness and restless apprehension: He was distracted by worry over the stock market. Concern implies an anxious sense of interest in something: concern over a friend’s misfortune. Care suggests a heaviness of spirit caused by dread, or by the constant pressure of burdensome demands: Poverty weighs a person down with care.

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On this page you'll find 259 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to worry, such as: anguish, apprehension, concern, doubt, fear, and headache.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.