1. afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief; "too upset to say anything"; "spent many disquieted moments"; "distressed about her son's leaving home"; "lapsed into disturbed sleep"; "worried parents"; "a worried frown"; "one last worried check of the sleeping children"
(synonym) disquieted, distressed, disturbed, upset
1. something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness; "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry"
(synonym) concern, headache, vexation
(hypernym) negative stimulus
2. a strong feeling of anxiety; "his worry over the prospect of being fired"; "it is not work but worry that kills"; "he wanted to die and end his troubles"
1. be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy; "I worry about my job"
(derivation) troublesomeness, inconvenience, worriment
2. be concerned with; "I worry about my grades"
(hyponym) brood, dwell
3. disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress; "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me"
(antonym) reassure, assure
(hypernym) perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder
(derivation) concern, headache, vexation
4. be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant"
(synonym) concern, interest, occupy
5. lacerate by biting; "the dog worried his bone"
6. touch or rub constantly; "The old man worried his beads"