- The definition of a worry is something that causes you to feel uneasy or anxious, or a troubled state of mind.
- Not having any money is an example of a financial worry.
- The feeling you experience when you are concerned and nervous about something is an example of worry.
- To worry is defined as to feel anxiety or nervousness.
When you are thinking about all the things that could go wrong, this is an example of a situation where you worry.
worry definition by Webster's New World
- to harass or treat roughly with or as with continual biting or tearing with the teeth: a dog worrying a bone
- to pluck at, push on, touch, etc. repeatedly in a nervous or determined way: worrying the loose tooth with his tongue
- to annoy, bother, harass, vex, etc.
- to cause to feel troubled or uneasy; make anxious; distress
Origin: Middle English wirwen ; from Old English wyrgan, to strangle, injure, akin to German würgen, to strangle ; from Indo-European an unverified form werĝh-, to twist, choke ; from base an unverified form wer-, to twist from source worm
- to bite, pull, or tear (at an object) with or as with the teeth
- to feel distressed in the mind; be anxious, troubled, or uneasy
- to manage to get (along or through) in the face of trials and difficulties
- the act of worrying
- a troubled state of mind; anxiety; distress; care; uneasiness
- something that causes anxiety
- worrier noun
worry definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb wor·ried , wor·ry·ing, wor·ries verb, intransitive
- To feel uneasy or concerned about something; be troubled. See Synonyms at brood.
- To pull or tear at something with or as if with the teeth.
- To proceed doggedly in the face of difficulty or hardship; struggle: worried along at the problem.
- To cause to feel anxious, distressed, or troubled. See Synonyms at trouble.
- To bother or annoy, as with petty complaints.
- a. To seize with the teeth and shake or tug at repeatedly: a dog worrying a bone.b. To attack roughly and repeatedly; harass.c. To touch, move, or handle idly; toy with: worrying the loose tooth with his tongue.
- The act of worrying or the condition of being worried; persistent mental uneasiness. See Synonyms at anxiety.
- A source of nagging concern or uneasiness.
Origin: Middle English werien, worien, to strangle, from Old English wyrgan; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
- worˈri·er noun
worry - Phrases/Idioms
not to worry!
not to worry