worrying

[ UK /wˈʌɹɪɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈwɝiɪŋ/ ]
NOUN
  1. the act of harassing someone
  2. the act of moving something by repeated tugs or pushes
    vigorous worrying finally loosened the saw
ADJECTIVE
  1. causing distress or worry or anxiety
    a worrying time
    a new and troubling thought
    distressing (or disturbing) news
    a disturbing amount of crime
    a revelation that was most perturbing
    lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    a worrying situation
    in a particularly worrisome predicament
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How To Use worrying In A Sentence

  • I also had a tissue biopsy taken, but went home thinking it couldn't be too worrying. The Sun
  • This is the main concern worrying the economic strategists of the Russian ruling elite.
  • At any rate, there is a worrying trend developing along the North Mayo coast.
  • What's more worrying is that my boyfriend wants a man. The Sun
  • This was especially worrying given that three quarters of those surveyed claimed to have experienced rudeness in the preceding year. Times, Sunday Times
  • This is the main concern worrying the economic strategists of the Russian ruling elite.
  • This increase in social smoking is one of the more worrying aspects of smirting. Smirting Craze Revealed | Impact Lab
  • What is particularly worrying is the somewhat blasé attitude to the subject. The Sun
  • She would lie awake worrying.
  • I was in hospital this morning for a gastroscopy - nothing too worrying, just one of those camera and light thingies they put down your throat to make sure everything's in one piece. Archive 2009-03-01
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