Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “worried”

worried

adjective    /ˈwɜr·id, ˈwʌr·id/
anxious because you're thinking about problems or other unpleasant things that are happening or may happen: We were very worried when he did not answer his phone. She had a worried look on her face.
(Definition of worried adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of worried

More American English definitions for “worried”

Definitions of “worried” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

warm-up

something that you do to prepare yourself for an activity, especially gentle exercises before a physical activity

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More