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worrying Syllabification: wor·ry·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈwərēiNG/

Definition of worrying in English:


Causing anxiety about actual or potential problems; alarming: a worrying health risk
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  • The recent decision of Blackburn with Darwen Council to remove a number of pool lifeguard posts from Shadsworth Leisure Centre is a worrying development.
  • He said: "The whole thing is worrying."
  • Sligo's drugs gangs having more guns is a worrying development.


Pronunciation: /ˈwərēiNGlē/
[as submodifier]: trade deficits are worryingly large
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  • They are fighting worryingly close to an awful lot of unguarded weapons.
  • But worryingly empty hospitals suggested that thousands more still lay buried below the rubble in New York.
  • And it is one worryingly compounded by weak company investment rates.
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