worriment

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n worriment a difficulty that causes anxiety
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Worriment Trouble; anxiety; worry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n worriment Trouble; anxiety; worry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Worriment (coll.) anxiety
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Worry
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:

The greatest worriment was over the oxen.
"The Riflemen of the Miami" by Edward S. Ellis
You see they don't have no worriments over what they has, like rich folks.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
It had no dangers, but it abounded in worriments and disappointments.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
Even in her attempt to speak gaily and happily, Bobbie could discern her worriment.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
She seemed suddenly to have put the hotel and all its worriments far, far behind her.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
You have had the greater labor and worriment.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
The girl was finding in these busy days the truest balm for her own worriments.
"Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
So, as they hain't no worriments hove in sight, what's the use in s'arching for 'em?
"Harper's Round Table, May 7, 1895" by Various
Every environment conduces to the dismission of all worriment, to rest, sleep, and a happy-go-lucky state of mind.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
And eventually, to Janet's worriment and perplexity, Virginia had ceased to write at all.
"Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager" by Burt L. Standish
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