Definition of worried in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈwʌrɪd



the worried well

People who are unnecessarily anxious about their physical or mental health: doctors increasingly have to deal with the worried well, rather than the genuinely sick
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  • Most GPs are willing to arrange for similar tests to reassure the "worried well".
  • The vaccine may have been used on the worried well rather than risk groups.
  • Popular accounts of angina have encouraged an epidemic of "atypical chest pain" and thousands of "worried well" consultations.



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  • "I'm sure we left it here," the young man said worriedly, and he and his wife went down on their knees, digging through leaves and moss, searching for their lost fiddle.
  • In this video, a girl lay sick on the couch and her mother worriedly took her temperature.
  • Adam looked down, startled to see his little brother's face looking worriedly up at him.

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