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worrisome

[ wur-ee-suhm, wuhr- ]
/ ˈwɜr i səm, ˈwʌr- /
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adjective
worrying, annoying, or disturbing; causing worry: a worrisome problem.
inclined to worry.
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Origin of worrisome

First recorded in 1835–45; worry + -some1

OTHER WORDS FROM worrisome

wor·ri·some·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for worrisome

worrisome
/ (ˈwʌrɪsəm) /

adjective
causing worry; vexing
tending to worry

Derived forms of worrisome

worrisomely, adverb
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