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worrisome

[wur-ee-suh m, wuhr-] /ˈwɜr i səm, ˈwʌr-/
adjective
1.
worrying, annoying, or disturbing; causing worry:
a worrisome problem.
2.
inclined to worry.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; worry + -some1
Related forms
worrisomely, adverb
Synonyms
1. vexing, troublesome, trying, irksome.
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Examples for worrisome
  • From a psychological standpoint it was a bit worrisome how easy this turned out to be, and to be honest it never entirely stopped.
  • Here are his tips for avoiding those worrisome moments of backcountry disorientation.
  • The more worrisome thing is the likely impact on academic quality and university character.
  • The content of the blog may be less worrisome than the fact of the blog itself.
  • The latter is especially worrisome in a so-called free society, but the the former is troubling as well.
  • There is certainly something to be said for the containment strategy, but it is not without worrisome risks.
  • Far more worrisome are the millions of people who have become dependent on commercial drugs.
  • Particularly worrisome was a key feature of their code, a mechanism to accept updates online.
  • More worrisome, hydrogen can't easily be stored in a car.
  • What concerns scientists is the increasingly worrisome data about the effects of our energy use on climate.
British Dictionary definitions for worrisome

worrisome

/ˈwʌrɪsəm/
adjective
1.
causing worry; vexing
2.
tending to worry
Derived Forms
worrisomely, adverb
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