Nearby words

  1. worriedly,
  2. worrier,
  3. worriment,
  4. worrisome,
  5. worrit,
  6. worry beads,
  7. worry wart,
  8. worryguts,
  9. worrying,
  10. worrywart

Idioms

    no worries, Informal. Don’t be troubled; it is of no concern: If you can’t make it to the party, no worries.Also not to worry.

Origin of worry

before 900; Middle English weryen, werwen, wyrwyn to strangle, bite, harass, Old English wyrgan to strangle; cognate with German würgen

Related formswor·ri·er, nounwor·ri·less, adjectivewor·ry·ing·ly, adverb

Synonym study

3. Worry, annoy, harass all mean to disturb or interfere with someone's comfort or peace of mind. To worry is to cause anxiety, apprehension, or care: to worry one's parents. To annoy is to vex or irritate by continued repetition of interferences: to annoy the neighbors. Harass implies long-continued worry and annoyance: Cares of office harass a president. 6. See concern.

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British Dictionary definitions for not to worry

worry

/ (ˈwʌrɪ) /

verb -ries, -rying or -ried

noun plural -ries

Derived Formsworrying, adjectiveworryingly, adverb

Word Origin for worry

Old English wyrgan; related to Old Frisian wergia to kill, Old High German wurgen (German (er) würgen to strangle), Old Norse virgill, urga rope

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Word Origin and History for not to worry
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Idioms and Phrases with not to worry

not to worry

see no problem.

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