Synonyms of worrying


1. badgering, worrying, torment, bedevilment, harassment, molestation

usage: the act of harassing someone

2. worrying, agitation

usage: the act of moving something by repeated tugs or pushes; "vigorous worrying finally loosened the saw"


1. worry

usage: be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy; "I worry about my job"

2. worry, care, mind

usage: be concerned with; "I worry about my grades"

3. worry, vex, perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder

usage: disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress; "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me"

4. concern, interest, occupy, worry

usage: be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"

5. worry, incise

usage: lacerate by biting; "the dog worried his bone"

6. worry, rub

usage: touch or rub constantly; "The old man worried his beads"


1. distressing, distressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying, heavy (vs. light)

usage: 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"

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