from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a worrying manner; teasingly; harassingly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a worrying manner.

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  • adverb In a worrying manner

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  • adverb in a manner to cause worry


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  • We were a few kilometers from Sette Cama, which rather worryingly translates as "seven graves" in reference to the lost graves of seven Portuguese sailors believed to have died there.

    Taipei Times

  • On the one hand, it's entirely alright to believe in such a thing, but on the other, it is a religion born of one man's mind a few dozen years ago, quite evangelical in nature, and displays various tendencies that some might label worryingly-anit-social and some might say exploitative.

    Always with the questions...

  • The Inquisition in Spain was able to succeed not just because of the application of violence, which Professor Duffy identifies as a worryingly effective corrective, but also because they had two things England lacked - no official Protestantism and a sustained period of time.

    Review of Duffy's New Book

  • (GDP), much lower than Greece's, though Portugal did have a "worryingly" high private debt level, former European justice commissioner Antonio Vitorino said.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Finally—and worryingly for the West—the governments of both Russia and China have found an alternative source of legitimacy to that offered by free elections: nationalism.

    Zero-Sum Future

  • Magazine Article Prompts Political Furor in Turkey Many economists believe Turkey's economy is worryingly unbalanced and shows signs of overheating—meaning the next government's first priority should be to rein in spending and possible raise taxes to cool growth down.

    Ruling Turkish Party Set for Election Win

  • But more worryingly, the strike exposed underlying tensions between workers on the island and a wealthy white minority, many of whom descended from slave-era colonists.

    Guadeloupe update

  • More worryingly, unity around defending the euro could be disrupted.

    Euro-Zone Bailouts' Race to the Finnish

  • An article starts "Global warming could trigger a stand-off between world powers over territory and resources in the Arctic as the ice thaws, Nato's chief warned yesterday." and contains this line that at first glance may seem worryingly conclusive, but is it?

    Global warming rubbish

  • Overall cancer survival rates are improving but worryingly not as much for older people over 70, who account for half of people with a cancer diagnosis, said Macmillan chief executive Ciaran Devane.

    Older cancer patients more likely to die due to NHS 'age bias'


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