Synonyms for (adjective) worried

Synonyms: apprehensive, worried

Definition: mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc

Usage: apprehensive about her job; not used to a city and worried about small things; felt apprehensive about the consequences

Similar words: uneasy

Definition: lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance

Usage: farmers were uneasy until rain finally came; uneasy about his health; gave an uneasy laugh; uneasy lies the head that wears the crown; an uneasy coalition government; an uneasy calm; an uneasy silence fell on the group


Synonyms: distressed, disturbed, disquieted, upset, worried

Definition: afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief

Usage: too upset to say anything; spent many disquieted moments; distressed about her son's leaving home; lapsed into disturbed sleep; worried parents; a worried frown; one last worried check of the sleeping children

Similar words: troubled

Definition: characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need

Usage: troubled areas; fell into a troubled sleep; a troubled expression; troubled teenagers