worrying

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Etymology[edit]

worry +‎ -ing

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Adjective[edit]

worrying (comparative more worrying, superlative most worrying)

  1. Inducing worry.
    • 2012 September 7, Phil McNulty, “Moldova 0-5 England”, BBC Sport:
      Moldova did give England's under-employed keeper Joe Hart a worrying moment when Igor Armas sent a free header wide but otherwise it was an easy night.

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Verb[edit]

worrying

  1. Present participle of worry.

Noun[edit]

worrying (plural worryings)

  1. The act of worrying or harassing somebody.
    • Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son
      There is a snaky gleam in her hard grey eye, as of anticipated rounds of buttered toast, relays of hot chops, worryings and quellings of young children, sharp snappings at poor Berry, and all the other delights of her Ogress's castle.

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