Synonyms for worry

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : wur-ee, wuhr-ee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈwɜr i, ˈwʌr i

Top 10 synonyms for worry Other synonyms for the word worry

Définition of worry

Origin :
  • Old English wyrgan "to strangle," from West Germanic *wurgijanan (cf. Middle Dutch worghen, Dutch worgen, Old High German wurgen, German würgen "to strangle," Old Norse virgill "rope"), from PIE *wergh- "to turn" (see wring). Related: Worrisome; worrying.
  • The oldest sense was obsolete in English after c.1600; meaning "annoy, bother, vex," first recorded 1670s, developed from that of "harass by rough or severe treatment" (1550s), as of dogs or wolves attacking sheep. Meaning "to cause mental distress or trouble" is attested from 1822; intransitive sense of "to feel anxiety or mental trouble" is first recorded 1860.
  • noun anxiety, trouble
  • verb be or make anxious, troubled
Example sentences :
  • I can't remember when I haven't awakened to doubt, and worry, and heart-sickness.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • He began to worry seriously about keeping Mr. Hichens out of his house.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • By George, he'd fool her, for once: he'd go away, and let her worry.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Tell Mrs. Drummond he was in good spirits, and that she's not to worry.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • It doesn't seem to bother him any, so I don't see why it should worry me.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • The Dutchman would not win, and Lucretia was the best of the others—why worry?
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • If she would but marry him there would be little left to worry about.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • You don't want to worry so much about your looks, none of you.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • The postage wasn't paid on it, and that was another thing to worry about.
  • Extract from : « Tom Sawyer Abroad » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • "I worry so about its disorderliness that I won't go in," she used to say, in a resigned way.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various

Antonyms for worry

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