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wor·ry·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. badgering, worrying, torment, bedevilmentnoun

    the act of harassing someone

  2. worryingadjective

    the act of moving something by repeated tugs or pushes

    "vigorous worrying finally loosened the saw"

  3. distressing, distressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worryingadjective

    causing distress or worry or anxiety

    "distressing (or disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime"; "a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and troubling thought"; "in a particularly worrisome predicament"; "a worrying situation"; "a worrying time"

Wiktionary

  1. worryingadjective

    Inducing worry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worrying

    of Worry

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'worrying' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4188

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'worrying' in Adjectives Frequency: #983

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of worrying in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of worrying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of worrying in a Sentence

  1. Barbara Hoffman:

    Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!

  2. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein:

    We are seeing a very worrying pattern in China that has serious implications for civil society and the important work they do across the country.

  3. Nikolay Mladenov:

    Almost daily terrorist attacks continue to deliberately target all Iraqis, most notably the Shi'ite community, as well as ethnic and religious minorities, across the country, equally worrying is the increasing number of reports of revenge attacks committed particularly against members of the Sunni community in areas liberated from (Islamic State) control.

  4. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Worrying about the competition, is like worrying about an impending train. You can either watch in terror as the train runs over you or you can proactively step out of the way.

  5. Ezekiel Togba:

    I am not worrying over the Ebola virus because I follow the necessary preventive measures and I think I am safe.

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