[wur-eed, wuhr-]


having or characterized by worry; concerned; anxious: Their worried parents called the police.
indicating, expressing, or attended by worry: worried looks.

Origin of worried

First recorded in 1550–60; worry + -ed2
Related formswor·ried·ly, adverbun·wor·ried, adjective
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Examples from the Web for worriedly

Historical Examples of worriedly

  • "Perhaps he had a ship-of-the-sky there at the beach," Nrana said worriedly.

    Happy Ending

    Fredric Brown

  • Worriedly Maria Angelina's dark eyes went from one to the other.

    The Innocent Adventuress

    Mary Hastings Bradley

  • "We—we must do something to get the Professor back," he said worriedly.

    The 4-D Doodler

    Graph Waldeyer

  • Her eyes, as if looking for encouragement, seek Murray, who is staring at her worriedly.

    The Straw

    Eugene O'Neill

  • Miss Gilpin stands for a moment looking after him worriedly.

    The Straw

    Eugene O'Neill

British Dictionary definitions for worriedly



feeling uneasy about a situation or thing; anxious
Derived Formsworriedly, adverb
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