worrier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n worrier thinks about unfortunate things that might happen
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Worrier One who worries.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n worrier One who worries or harasses (himself or others); one who is given to worrying or who harasses with anxious forebodings.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Worrier one who worries himself or others
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Etymology

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.

Usage

In literature:

Adios, you terrible worrier of poor theorists!
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
No, for my money, I'll take what I call the Road Worrier anytime.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
He's the best little worrier in the trade, Old Lame-Boy is.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Women are dreadful worriers, ain't they?
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Like Paul Meillard, Luis Gofredo was a worrier and a pessimist.
"Naudsonce" by H. Beam Piper
She's a worrier, of course, but it's more than that.
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Is not this a good suggestion for worriers?
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
I have never seen good come from frightening worriers.
"The Untroubled Mind" by Herbert J. Hall
That's another place where you soubrette worriers have us figured out wrong.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
Worriers live under a very low sky.
"Maids Wives and Bachelors" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
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In news:

Several years ago, the gifted Argentine writer-director and Jewish worrier Daniel Burman, then aged 34, remarked in an interview that he was already fretting about being abandoned by his toddler children.
Dwight Howard goes from imperfect worrier to perfect warrior in blowout of Hawks.
My mother the worrier .
Jerry West — Lakers legend and Hall of Fame worrier — believes Knicks fans need to relax.
The Warning du Jour Comes via Rumsfeld, But Worriers Abound.
I used to be a worrier.
Think of it as outsourcing the worry portion of the hippocampus region of your brain to highly skilled worriers in Pakistan or Eastern Kentucky.
First, your e-Worrier will evaluate the severity of your worry and assign it a score on the worry scale from one to 10.
It was a jumpy spring in connecticut for worriers and first responders.
Male/female-fronted post-pop band, Milwaukee's Coo Woo , comprised of former members of Worrier, released their first EP, Love Exposure, on 17 November 2011.
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