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Synonyms for worry
ˈwɜr i, ˈwʌr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. concern, worry, headache, vexation(noun)

    something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness

    "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry"

    Synonyms:
    headache, business concern, annoying, cephalalgia, business organisation, botheration, trouble, business organization, chafe, head ache, care, irritation, business, vexation, annoyance, concern, fear

    Antonyms:
    reassure, assure

  2. worry, trouble(verb)

    a strong feeling of anxiety

    "his worry over the prospect of being fired"; "it is not work but worry that kills"; "he wanted to die and end his troubles"

    Synonyms:
    fuss, trouble, hassle, concern, difficulty, problem, headache, vexation, bother

    Antonyms:
    assure, reassure

  3. worry(verb)

    be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy

    "I worry about my job"

    Synonyms:
    care, interest, vex, occupy, concern

    Antonyms:
    assure, reassure

  4. worry, care(verb)

    be concerned with

    "I worry about my grades"

    Synonyms:
    deal, wish, like, care, concern, vex, give care, handle, manage, occupy, interest

    Antonyms:
    assure, reassure

  5. worry, vex(verb)

    disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress

    "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me"

    Synonyms:
    shake up, baffle, stick, perplex, raise up, get, nark, mystify, flummox, commove, bother, agitate, care, rile, concern, gravel, nonplus, occupy, get to, dumbfound, nettle, chafe, get at, beat, irritate, amaze, annoy, puzzle, bewilder, rag, vex, stupefy, interest, stir up, disturb, pose, devil

    Antonyms:
    reassure, assure

  6. concern, interest, occupy, worry(verb)

    be on the mind of

    "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"

    Synonyms:
    lodge in, invade, occupy, touch, engross, care, use up, matter to, have-to doe with, touch on, absorb, engage, busy, fill, come to, relate, refer, reside, interest, take, pertain, bear on, vex, concern

    Antonyms:
    reassure, assure

  7. worry(verb)

    lacerate by biting

    "the dog worried his bone"

    Synonyms:
    care, interest, vex, occupy, concern

    Antonyms:
    reassure, assure

  8. worry(verb)

    touch or rub constantly

    "The old man worried his beads"

    Synonyms:
    care, interest, vex, occupy, concern

    Antonyms:
    reassure, assure

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. worry

    Anxiety is, according to its derivation, a choking disquiet, akin to anguish; anxiety is mental; anguish may be mental or physical; anguish is in regard to the known, anxiety in regard to the unknown; anguish is because of what has happened, anxiety because of what may happen. Anxiety refers to some future event, always suggesting hopeful possibility, and thus differing from apprehension, fear, dread, foreboding, terror, all of which may be quite despairing. In matters within our reach, anxiety always stirs the question whether something can not be done, and is thus a valuable spur to doing; in this respect it is allied to care. Foreboding, dread, etc., commonly incapacitate for all helpful thought or endeavor. Worry is a more petty, restless, and manifest anxiety; anxiety may be quiet and silent; worry is communicated to all around. Solicitude is a milder anxiety. Fretting or fretfulness is a weak complaining without thought of accomplishing or changing anything, but merely as a relief to one's own disquiet. Perplexity often involves anxiety, but may be quite free from it. A student may be perplexed regarding a translation, yet, if he has time enough, not at all anxious regarding it.

    Synonyms:
    anguish, anxiety, apprehension, care, concern, disquiet, disturbance, dread, fear, foreboding, fretfulness, fretting, misgiving, perplexity, solicitude, trouble

    Antonyms:
    apathy, assurance, calmness, carelessness, confidence, ease, light-heartedness, nonchalance, satisfaction, tranquillity

    Preposition:
    Anxiety for a friend's return; anxiety about, in regard to, or concerning the future.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. worry

    Synonyms:
    harass, irritate, tantalize, importune, vex, molest, annoy, tease, torment, disquiet, plague, fret

    Antonyms:
    soothe, calm, gratify, please, amuse, quiet

Editors Contribution

  1. stress

    a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.

    "he's obviously under a lot of stress"

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. worry(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    tease, vex, plague, pain, harass, annoy, trouble, torment, pester, bother, bore, persecute, molest, harry, irritate, badger, fret, chafe, hector, infest, gall, disturb, disquiet

  2. worry(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Colloquial.] fret, chafe, fidget, be vexed, be troubled, worry one's self

  3. worry(n.)

    Synonyms:
    anxiety, vexation, trouble, perplexity, solicitude, care, disquiet, concern, uneasiness, fear, apprehension, misgiving, alarm

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. worry(a)

    Synonyms:
    anxiety, fretting, apprehension, concern, solicitude

    Antonyms:
    unconcern

  2. worry(v)

    Synonyms:
    harass, vex, annoy, torment, tease, fret, trouble, pester, badger, harry, importune, be anxious, be solicitous, fret

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "worry":

    concern, fret, fear, wory, anxiety

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#85386molest
#86407agitate
#90291chafe
#93318disquiet
#95211perplex
#100265vexation
#102610solicitude
#112496mystify
#127183rile
#148246tantalize
#187910misgiving
#224053bewilder
#231498nark
#233923engross
#266833cephalalgia

How to use worry in a sentence?

  1. Bob McDevitt:

    Trump Entertainment Taj Mahal will never turn around and be successful without the full participation and involvement of Trump Entertainment Taj Mahal workers. Trump Entertainment Taj Mahal wo n’t happen while people have to worry about their future.

  2. Michelle Obama:

    One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States, maybe it's true here as well, is a certain kind of rigidity where we say,' Uh, I'm sorry, this is how it's going to be,' and then we start sometimes creating what's called a' circular firing squad,' where you start shooting at your allies because one of them is straying from purity on the issues.

  3. Unknown:

    Bank on a life, saving towards the certainty of change Ledger all the happiness, pencil in to rearrange Withdraw all the worry Deposit all the faith Compound all the experience and Recognize when the payment is late.

  4. Cade kreidel:

    DONT worry about what people are saying behind your back, they are people who are finding faults in your life instead of fixing their own life PEACE OUT CK

  5. Evelyn Attia:

    These are psychiatric illnesses that affect one's emotional as well as physical states. That means we have to worry about two things at the same time.

Images & Illustrations of worry

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Translations for worry

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  • قلقArabic
  • amoinar-se, angoixa, preocupar-se, preocupació, preocupar, amoinarCatalan, Valencian
  • starost, znepokojovat, dělat starostiCzech
  • пєштиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
  • pryderWelsh
  • Sorge, besorgen, besorgt, sich Sorgen machenGerman
  • dzitsitsi, tsi dziEwe
  • ανησυχία, ανησυχώ, έγνοια, έννοιαGreek
  • ĉagreni, ĉagreniĝi, ĉagreno, zorgo, zorgiEsperanto
  • preocupación, preocupar, estar preocupado, zozobra, inquietar, inquietarse, preocuparseSpanish
  • tehdä, harmi, huolia, huolestuttaa, huolestunut, huoli, huolehtia, ärsyttääFinnish
  • souci, angoisse, harceler, inquiéter, s'inquiéterFrench
  • cuir dragh air, iomagainScottish Gaelic
  • הדאיג, דאגה, דאגHebrew
  • aggodalom, aggódikHungarian
  • disturbare, preoccupazione, preoccuparsiItalian
  • לדאוגHebrew
  • 噛む, 振り回す, せがむ, 困らす, 気にする, 心配, じらす, 悩ますJapanese
  • 근심, 걱정, 걱정하다Korean
  • ترساندن, ترسKurdish
  • sollicitorLatin
  • SuergLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • гри́жа, га́јлеMacedonian
  • risau, ريساو, بيمبڠ, رونسيڠ, bimbang, runsingMalay
  • ပူBurmese
  • bezorgd, zorgenDutch
  • uroeNorwegian
  • tʼáadoo leʼé iʼdiiłʼá, yínííł naʼadáNavajo, Navaho
  • zmartwieniePolish
  • preocupação, preocupar, preocupar-sePortuguese
  • grijăRomanian
  • забо́та, волне́ние, волнова́ться, беспоко́йство, трево́га, беспоко́иться, пережива́тьRussian
  • давити, гушити, бринути, brinuti, daviti, gušitiSerbo-Croatian
  • sätta tänderna i, trakassera, ängslan, hetsa, ansätta, oroa, oroa sig, oro, bekymmerSwedish
  • dukudukuSwahili
  • கவலைப்படTamil
  • దిగులు, చింతించు, చింతTelugu
  • ทุกข์ร้อนThai
  • endişe, tasa, endişelendirmek, kaygı, korkutmak, kaygılandırmakTurkish
  • lo, lo lắng, lo ngạiVietnamese
  • Chinese

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