• A kitten looks worried, as a puppy destroys a flower bed while it's trying to catch its own tail
    A kitten looks worried, as a puppy destroys a flower bed while it's trying to catch its own tail
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj worrying 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"
    • n worrying the act of moving something by repeated tugs or pushes "vigorous worrying finally loosened the saw"
    • n worrying the act of harassing someone
    • ***

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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The external tank on space shuttles is not painted. It is the only part of the shuttle that is lost after launch, so it is not necessary to worry about metal corrosion.
    • worrying Teasing; troubling; harassing; fatiguing: as, a worrying day.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The parents of Albert Einstein were worried that he was mentally slow because it took him a long time to learn how to speak
    • adj Worrying harassing
    • ***


  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Faith is not without worry or care, but faith is fear that has said a prayer.”
  • Robert Orben
    Robert Orben
    “Quit worrying about your health. It'll go away.”
  • Ethel Barrett
    Ethel Barrett
    “We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.”
  • Johnny Carson
    Johnny Carson
    “The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money.”
  • Bobby Orr
    Bobby Orr
    “Forget about style; worry about results.”
  • Dale Carnegie
    “Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wyrgan, found in compound áwyrgan, to harm; cf. Dut. worgen, Ger. würgen, to choke; A.S. wearg, werg, a wolf.


In literature:

I have worried, worried, worried, ever, lest I lose her.
"The Old Flute-Player" by Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey
He was worried about it.
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
One of his secrets of success was that he never allowed his mind to worry him.
"Swirling Waters" by Max Rittenberg
And he's worried sick about my riding Gunshot.
"Green Valley" by Katharine Reynolds
For ten hours at least he would not have to worry about anything.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
But don't you waste one bit of worry on me.
"Then I'll Come Back to You" by Larry Evans
They do say dat a he angel ain't got dis to worry 'bout.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
In that case he could rest and stop worrying.
"The Adventures of Lightfoot the Deer" by Thornton W. Burgess
Worry Arthurs lost his worried look and began to smile and rub his hands.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
I don't believe Will would deliberately set out to cause us worry.
"The Outdoor Girls in Florida" by Laura Lee Hope

In poetry:

Let them, at's enterin on life
Be worried wi' its cares;
We've tasted booath its joys an strife,
They're welcome nah to theirs.
"Sixty An Sixteen" by John Hartley
When boisterous storms of trials shriek,
And when worries howl at me,
I will drown their noises, loudly chanting:
God! God! God!
"God! God! God!" by Paramahansa Yogananda
To know one only deep over mastering passion -
The love we share;
To let the world go worrying in its fashion
Without one care -
"At The Water's Edge" by Rene Francois Armand Prudhomme
My hands and head for use are free,
Nor does my own life worry me,
But docile as a spaniel waits
Until this present stress abates.
"The Waiting Life" by Dorothea Mackellar
Was ever a maiden so worried?
I’ll admit I am partial to Jim,
For Jimmie has promised to wed me
When I’m old enough to wed him.
"Why I Went To The Foot" by Ellis Parker Butler
Mama is always worried, though
She smiles a frightful lot:
She smiles when she's with Aunt — but, oh!
She doesn't when she's not.
"A Little Boys Ideas" by John Joy Bell

In news:

Patients who received the injections worry about the unknowns.
Not all actresses spend their time worrying about getting older and aging.
Some jobseekers in China have to worry about how their armpits smell when they apply for jobs.
A worried mother brings her 8 year old son to a pediatrician because she says one half of his body is bigger than the other.
Don't worry: There's an app for that.
I didn't have to worry about cleaning the house or running from errand to errand.
Florida Republicans are worried enough about Charlie Crist's potential as a Democratic candidate that they are running pre-emptive ads against him.
Not to worry, Robin, I'm on the bat-phone as we speak with the Bat-Tastrophy Control Center.
Trainer Michael Matz wasn't worried.
Guys don't have to worry about getting older.
He worries about ordinary things like his daughter's college tuition.
Don't worry it's just a test.
Tea party gathering, insurgents worry GOP will ' co-opt the movement'.
Investors Worry About Access to Their Money in SEC Plan.
Daniel Mays, 28 -- remains in a coma at Denver Health, and doctors are worried he may not survive much longer.

In science:

We also do not need to worry about the need to pick an element which is simultaneously non-algebraic over E on both sides in Corollary 4.8, as follows.
Free subalgebras of division algebras over uncountable fields
We now know how to control the corrector at the vertices of the good grid — which can be made arbitrary dense — but we still have to worry about those in the complement thereof.
Recent progress on the Random Conductance Model
Since X is almost surely bounded, we need not worry about regularity conditions.
Matrix Concentration Inequalities via the Method of Exchangeable Pairs
Higgs boson, we do not have to worry about the stability of S at large field values.
Vacuum stability, neutrinos, and dark matter
In this case, we only need worry about how close g∗ (X ) is to gX in L2 (Ω).
Nourdin-Peccati analysis on Wiener and Wiener-Poisson space for general distributions