[wur-ee-muh nt, wuhr-]
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Origin of worriment

First recorded in 1825–35; worry + -ment
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Examples from the Web for worriment

Historical Examples of worriment

  • "I'll have no sec worriment in my house," shouted the old man in a broken voice.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • In the camp, Stallings and the others had begun to show their worriment.

  • The mind of Bucholz was in a chaotic state of worriment and unrest.

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

    The Cross-Cut

    Courtney Ryley Cooper

  • And then, after all her worriment, Jean was the best Shylock!

    Betty Wales Senior

    Margaret Warde

British Dictionary definitions for worriment


  1. informal, mainly US and Canadian anxiety or the trouble that causes it; worry
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