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[wur-ee-suh m, wuhr-] /ˈwɜr i səm, ˈwʌr-/
worrying, annoying, or disturbing; causing worry:
a worrisome problem.
inclined to worry.
Origin of worrisome
First recorded in 1835-45; worry + -some1
Related forms
worrisomely, adverb
1. vexing, troublesome, trying, irksome. Unabridged
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  • That worrisome night was to meet with one more "thrilling adventure" before it passed away into the light of the following day.

    Woman in Prison Caroline H. Woods
  • It was a worrisome thing, and all the more so because there was nothing that could be done about it.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • The enervating heat was over, and the worrisome insects were gone.

    Virginia: The Old Dominion Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins
  • Then he gazed wildly about him as though to escape from his own worrisome thoughts.

  • This losing of the deeds has been the most worrisome thing that I hope will ever happen to me.

    The Trail Boys on the Plains Jay Winthrop Allen
British Dictionary definitions for worrisome


causing worry; vexing
tending to worry
Derived Forms
worrisomely, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for worrisome

1845, from worry + -some (1). Related: Worrisomely.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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