from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Causing worry or anxiety.
- adj. Tending to worry; anxious.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Causing worry; perturbing or vexing.
- adj. Said of a person: inclined to worry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Inclined to worry or fret; also, causing worry or annoyance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Causing worry or annoyance; troublesome.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not reassuring; tending to cause anxiety
- adj. causing distress or worry or anxiety
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Sherzad stood at the screen door, his expression worrisome.
Read his report on what he calls a worrisome complacency.
In late 2009, Jakobsen went to Norway's Police Security Service and began providing information on Davud's activities after what he described as a worrisome change in the
It is part of what he calls a worrisome decline in the offerings of music education in general.
Human Rights Watch has cited what it calls a worrisome sign of targeting people based on their ethnicity in Guinea.
But worrisome is when the integrity of the scientific method is compromised for “the larger goal of true public understanding of science.”
[W] hat's really worrisome is these claims of high principle and due process are nothing more than a smokescreen aimed at masking the more substantive issues that are at work here: an overwhelming hostility to Israel, a correspondingly hypertrophied sympathy for the Palestinian cause, and a broader sense that it is all somehow the fault of George W. Bush and his misguided war on terror.
Rinehart added that the company will immediately reduce the operating pressure in worrisome lines until it completes repairs.
But most worrisome is that a whopping 60 percent of all college graduates are women.
RALPH PETERS: [M] ost worrisome is the public declaration that, if the US suffers a biological, chemical or massive cyber attack, we will not respond with nukes.