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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. 2017.
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  • At the sound of her voice all the wonder, all the worriment, fled from Tony's heart.

    The Alchemist's Secret Isabel Cecilia Williams
  • In the camp, Stallings and the others had begun to show their worriment.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas Frank Gee Patchin
  • December found Joan with dark, happy eyes intent upon the rose-colored phantasmagoria of existence, her worriment past.

    Kenny Leona Dalrymple
  • Fairchild felt the logic of the remark and ceased his worriment.

    The Cross-Cut Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • She was enceinte, and there sat the pair of them without a sense of guilt, shame, or worriment over the future.

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

    The Eddy Clarence L. Cullen
  • The ocean is wide, and a ship is a small place for the feet, and an ill ship is worriment.

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

    The Come Back Carolyn Wells
  • Not that either of her older children gave her real cause for worriment or complaint.

    The Girls of Central High Gertrude W. Morrison
  • 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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