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Anxious or troubled about actual or potential problems:‘Michelle knew that her friends were very worried about her’‘there was a worried frown on his face’‘he is worried that we are not sustaining high employment’
anxious, disturbed, perturbed, troubled, bothered, distressed, concerned, upset, distraught, worried sick, disquieted, uneasy, ill at ease, fretful, fretting, agitated, in a state of agitation, nervous, edgy, on edge, like a cat on a hot tin roof, tense, overwrought, worked up, keyed up, strung out, jumpy, with one's stomach in knots, stressed, under stressdistracted, apprehensive, fearful, afraid, frightened, scared, with one's heart in one's mouth, quaking, trembling, shaking in one's shoes, in a cold sweatuptight, a bundle of nerves, on tenterhooks, with butterflies in one's stomach, hassled, jittery, twitchy, in a state, wired, in a stew, in a dither, all of a dither, in a flap, in a sweat, in a tizz, in a tizzy, all of a lather, het up, in a twitter, rattledstrung up, stressy, windy, having kittensantsy, spooky, spooked, squirrelly, in a twittoeyshitting bricks, bricking oneselfoverstrung, unquietView synonyms
- ‘Many children are also worried about their younger brothers and sisters and want to protect them.’
- ‘I had this gnawing, worried feeling in the pit of my stomach, wondering if any farmers would show up.’
- ‘Don't be overly worried about teen conformity.’
- ‘We were a little worried someone would call the fire brigade when we first tested the fog.’
- ‘We all sat silently, looking worried and tense.’
- ‘So many in my district are worried about why the poverty numbers are rising.’
- ‘But we weren't worried about getting bored; there were a number of people we still hadn't talked to.’
- ‘When he still wasn't home by 1:00 AM on a week-night when he was usually home by 9:00 PM, I got so worried I called a police precinct.’
- ‘Parents are sometimes worried about their own lack of knowledge of computer technology and embarrassed to admit that their children know more about computers than they do!’
- ‘"He was worried about whether somebody from another site could control his equipment remotely," says Cupps.’
- ‘Robyn didn't show up, which had me a bit worried the whole time (I later learned she fell asleep).’
- ‘Should we be worried?’
- ‘Unfortunately, because I was so worried that my art work would not be good enough, I wasn't really concerned about what I was supposed to be learning.’
- ‘She's really worried about you.’
- ‘When you are upset or worried, you can draw something and it seems to just flush all your ill feelings away.’
- ‘Think of the last thing that made you feel bad, nervous, or worried.’
- ‘We're worried about the outbreak of disease.’
- ‘For years, Shaw spent his days spraying termites with pesticides and his nights in worried sleep.’
- ‘I'm starting to get a little worried about the enormity of the task ahead and the amount of change the next couple of months will bring.’
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