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[wur-eed, wuhr-] /ˈwɜr id, ˈwʌr-/
having or characterized by worry; concerned; anxious:
Their worried parents called the police.
indicating, expressing, or attended by worry:
worried looks.
Origin of worried
First recorded in 1550-60; worry + -ed2
Related forms
worriedly, adverb
unworried, adjective Unabridged
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  • "Perhaps he had a ship-of-the-sky there at the beach," Nrana said worriedly.

    Happy Ending Fredric Brown
  • worriedly Maria Angelina's dark eyes went from one to the other.

    The Innocent Adventuress Mary Hastings Bradley
  • "We—we must do something to get the Professor back," he said worriedly.

    The 4-D Doodler Graph Waldeyer
  • Her eyes, as if looking for encouragement, seek Murray, who is staring at her worriedly.

    The Straw Eugene O'Neill
  • Miss Gilpin stands for a moment looking after him worriedly.

    The Straw Eugene O'Neill
  • "I don't understand it," said General Polan Tallis worriedly.

    The Highest Treason Randall Garrett
  • "I hope he's not so excited he'll throw up," Cathy said worriedly.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • Perhaps he had walked the Bund for an hour or two, but worriedly.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • "This has got to stop," he said worriedly as he came up to them.

    Eight Keys to Eden Mark Irvin Clifton
  • "I can't believe it," Ruth said worriedly, after Helen explained.

    Ruth Fielding At College Alice B. Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for worriedly


feeling uneasy about a situation or thing; anxious
Derived Forms
worriedly, adverb
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