worrying

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From the verb worry: (⇒ conjugate)
worrying is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."

WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Noun: concern
Synonyms:
concern , anxiety , stress , nervousness, nerves (informal), apprehension, worry
Antonyms:
calmness, ease , harmony , tranquility, comfort , contentment, nonchalance, peace , fearlessness, solace , plain sailing
Sense: Adjective: worried
Synonyms:
worried , anxious , concerned , nervous , apprehensive , burdened, bothered , ill at ease, disquieted
Antonyms:
optimistic , stress-free, carefree , unshackled, happy , merry , chirpy, chipper (informal), at ease, fearless , unperturbed, composed , free from worry, in good spirits
Sense: Adjective: causing worry
Synonyms:
troubling, troublesome, upsetting, bothersome, irksome, concerning , disquieting, disturbing
Antonyms:
lighthearted, soothing , calming, relaxing , lively , blissful , untroubling, promising , comforting, delightful , pleasant , heartening, heart-warming, encouraging


WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Verb: be worried
Synonyms:
be worried, fret , stress , be bothered, be anxious, brood , stew , sweat , get worked up (informal), get in a sweat (informal), have qualms, turn gray with worry, turn grey with worry (UK), become sick with worry, fear , despair , agonize, agonise (UK), writhe, suffer
Sense: Verb: cause worry
Synonyms:
alarm , bother , concern , trouble , freak out (slang), upset , distress , perturb, unhinge, frazzle, irritate, annoy, hassle (informal), badger (informal), bug (informal), pester, vex, make sb anxious, make sb afraid
Sense: Noun: state of anxiety
Synonyms:
anxiety , nervousness, uneasiness, apprehension, concern , care , distress , unease, agitation, anxiousness, torment, fretfulness
Sense: Noun: cause of worry
Synonyms:
problem , fear , trouble , uncertainty , concern , doubt , reservation , headache , woe , care , annoyance , misgiving

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