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English definition of “worried”

worried

adjective     /ˈwʌr.id/ US  /ˈwɝː-/
A2 unhappy because you are thinking about problems or unpleasant things that might happen: She was sitting behind her desk with a worried expression/look on her face. They don't seem particularly worried about the situation. You had me worried (= you made me feel anxious) for a moment back there - I thought you wouldn't be able to stop in time. He was worried sick (= extremely worried) when he heard that there had been an accident.Anxious and worried worriedly     /-li/ adverb He looked back worriedly over his shoulder.Anxious and worried
(Definition of worried adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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