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