Definition of worrisome in English:

worrisome

adjective

North american
  • Causing anxiety or concern.

    ‘a worrisome problem’
    • ‘The whole notion of bilingual education in this context becomes problematic and worrisome.’
    • ‘More worrisome is the notion that our civil liberties are subject to cancellation in times of crisis.’
    • ‘It's not a tremendously worrisome problem, but it is an area he'll likely focus on this summer.’
    • ‘Sure, it really is worrisome, because it is clear that the situation has gotten very tense there.’
    • ‘It is also worrisome that it will take 18 months to get the police force up to its required strength.’
    • ‘Aside from genetics, there can be other worrisome effects of an obsession with trophies.’
    • ‘When violence is added to the picture, the problem becomes worrisome.’
    • ‘It's the potential for people to abuse this sort of thing that is worrisome.’
    • ‘This is a worrisome development for those of us who are enthusiastic about prediction markets.’
    • ‘His message to the White House was much more worrisome than maybe to the average person in the public.’
    • ‘The weak hold of the international rule of law over the world's greatest democracy is worrisome.’
    • ‘Let's move on to another worrisome thing in the economy and that's oil prices.’
    • ‘From now on, I better stick with less worrisome, and even more unlikely, movie plots.’
    • ‘The most worrisome aspect of this is that we are unlikely to get that proof.’
    • ‘That's worrisome given that contaminants pose the biggest risk to children and fetuses.’
    • ‘Lost orders compounded an already worrisome situation for the group.’
    • ‘But, the report stresses, these thoughts were not necessarily worrisome.’
    • ‘However, a more worrisome pattern of disease can be attributed more to vaccine failure than a failure to vaccinate.’
    • ‘In some ways more worrisome, though, are his shifting stands on postwar policy.’
    • ‘Any instance of inhumane behavior is obviously worrisome and harmful to them when that occurs.’
    worrying, daunting, alarming, perturbing, trying, taxing, vexatious, niggling, bothersome, troublesome, unsettling, harassing, harrying, harrowing, nerve-racking, distressing, dismaying, disquieting, upsetting, traumatic, unpleasant, awkward, difficult, tricky, thorny, problematic, grave
    scary, hairy, sticky, prickly, anxious-making
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Pronunciation:

worrisome

/ˈwərēˌsəm/