worrisome

[ wur-ee-suhm, wuhr- ]
/ ˈwɜr i səm, ˈwʌr- /

adjective

worrying, annoying, or disturbing; causing worry: a worrisome problem.
inclined to worry.

Nearby words

  1. worried sick,
  2. worried well,
  3. worriedly,
  4. worrier,
  5. worriment,
  6. worrit,
  7. worry,
  8. worry beads,
  9. worry wart,
  10. worryguts

Origin of worrisome

First recorded in 1835–45; worry + -some1

Related formswor·ri·some·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for worrisome

worrisome

/ (ˈwʌrɪsəm) /

adjective

causing worry; vexing
tending to worry
Derived Formsworrisomely, adverb

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Word Origin and History for worrisome

worrisome

adj.

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

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