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[wur-ee-muh nt, wuhr-] /ˈwɜr i mənt, ˈwʌr-/
noun, Informal.
the act or an instance of worrying; anxiety.
a source or cause of trouble or annoyance.
Origin of worriment
First recorded in 1825-35; worry + -ment Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "I'll have no sec worriment in my house," shouted the old man in a broken voice.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • In the camp, Stallings and the others had begun to show their worriment.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas

    Frank Gee Patchin
  • The mind of Bucholz was in a chaotic state of worriment and unrest.

    Bucholz and the Detectives Allan Pinkerton
  • Fairchild felt the logic of the remark and ceased his worriment.

    The Cross-Cut

    Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • And then, after all her worriment, Jean was the best Shylock!

    Betty Wales Senior Margaret Warde
  • To their worriment he seemed to be getting hotter instead of cooler.

  • Laura was at the hotel, and in a panic of worriment about Louise, when the girl got back.

    The Eddy Clarence L. Cullen
  • As for the worriment of the young captain, only he himself realized the depth of it.

  • But after an hour's worriment and distress on the part of the three men the guide returned.

    The Come Back Carolyn Wells
  • The girls looked in some worriment of mind to see what was to happen.

    The Girls of Central High on Track and Field David Goodger (
British Dictionary definitions for worriment


(informal, mainly US & Canadian) anxiety or the trouble that causes it; worry
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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