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Synonyms for worry

Synonyms for (noun) worry

Synonyms: concern, headache, vexation, worry Definition: something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness Usage: New York traffic is a constant concern; it's a major worry

Similar words: negative stimulus Definition: a stimulus with undesirable consequences

Synonyms: trouble, worry Definition: a strong feeling of anxiety Usage: his worry over the prospect of being fired; it is not work but worry that kills; he wanted to die and end his troubles

Similar words: anxiety Definition: a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

Synonyms for (verb) worry

Synonyms: worry Definition: touch or rub constantly Usage: The old man worried his beads

Similar words: rub Definition: move over something with pressure Usage: rub my hands; rub oil into her skin

Synonyms: worry Definition: lacerate by biting Usage: the dog worried his bone

Similar words: incise Definition: make an incision into by carving or cutting

Synonyms: worry, vex Definition: disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress Usage: I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me

Similar words: distract, disorder, disquiet, perturb, trouble, unhinge, cark Definition: disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed Usage: She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill

Synonyms: care, worry Definition: be concerned with Usage: I worry about my grades

Similar words: mind Definition: be concerned with or about something or somebody