What is worry?

  • (verb): Be on the mind of.
    Example: "I worry about the second Germanic consonant"
    Synonyms: concern, interest, occupy
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "worry":

  • (verb): Be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy.
    Example: "I worry about my job"
  • (verb): Be concerned with.
    Example: "I worry about my grades"
    Synonyms: care
  • (verb): Lacerate by biting.
    Example: "The dog worried his bone"
  • (noun): Something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness.
    Example: "It's a major worry"
    Synonyms: concern, headache, vexation
  • (noun): A strong feeling of anxiety.
    Example: "His worry over the prospect of being fired"; "it is not work but worry that kills"
    Synonyms: trouble
  • (verb): Touch or rub constantly.
    Example: "The old man worried his beads"
  • (verb): Disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress.
    Synonyms: vex

Famous quotes containing the word worry:

    Do not worry about the incarnation of ideas. If you are a poet, your works will contain them without your knowledge—they will be both moral and national if you follow your inspiration freely.
    Vissarion Belinsky (1810–1848)

    I have the strong impression that contemporary middle-class women do seem prone to feelings of inadequacy. We worry that we do not measure up to some undefined level, some mythical idealized female standard. When we see some women juggling with apparent ease, we suspect that we are grossly inadequate for our own obvious struggles.
    Faye J. Crosby (20th century)

    Don’t worry about being slow; just worry about stopping.
    Chinese proverb.