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Worrisome   /wˈərisəm/   Listen

Not reassuring; tending to cause anxiety.  Synonym: unreassuring.
Causing distress or worry or anxiety.  Synonyms: distressful, distressing, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrying.  "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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"Worrisome" Quotes from Famous Books

... the somatic or psychic equilibrium, a blow or an infection, or a startling thing seen, or a worrisome thought felt, will start a process going. This will only wind up when every gland has been somehow touched, and a final equilibrium reestablished. The thyroid, maybe, was first excited, and then in turn the adrenals, with a boomerang reinforcing effect upon the thyroid, ...
— The Glands Regulating Personality • Louis Berman, M.D.

... steadily at him, and he returned her look with interest. What he was thinking she had no idea of, but for herself it was a recurrence and an emphasis of the fact that she seemed growing farther away from this young man she had to marry. The weeks since his arrival had been the most worrisome she could remember. ...
— The Mysterious Rider • Zane Grey

Words linked to "Worrisome" :   reassurance, heavy, reassuring

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