Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Words You've Been Using Wrong

worrisome

[wur-ee-suh m, wuhr-] /ˈwɜr i səm, ˈwʌr-/
adjective
1.
worrying, annoying, or disturbing; causing worry:
a worrisome problem.
2.
inclined to worry.
Origin of worrisome
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; worry + -some1
Related forms
worrisomely, adverb
Synonyms
1. vexing, troublesome, trying, irksome.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for worrisome
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • 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
  • 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
  • Then he gazed wildly about him as though to escape from his own worrisome thoughts.

  • The most worrisome task about a Homeburg band was keeping it alive.

    Homeburg Memories George Helgesen Fitch
  • The weeks since his arrival had been the most worrisome she could remember.

British Dictionary definitions for worrisome

worrisome

/ˈwʌrɪsəm/
adjective
1.
causing worry; vexing
2.
tending to worry
Derived Forms
worrisomely, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for worrisome
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for worrisome

Word Value for worrisome

14
15
Scrabble Words With Friends