Synonyms of worry in English:



  • 1 she worries about his health
    fret, be concerned, be anxious, agonize, overthink, brood, panic, lose sleep, get worked up, get stressed, get in a state, stew, torment oneself
  • 2 is something worrying you?
    trouble, bother, make anxious, disturb, distress, upset, concern, disquiet, fret, agitate, unsettle, perturb, scare, fluster, stress, tax, torment, plague, bedevil;
    prey on one's mind, weigh down, gnaw at, rattle
    informal bug, get to, dig at, nag
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  • 1 I'm beside myself with worry
    anxiety, perturbation, distress, concern, uneasiness, unease, disquiet, fretfulness, restlessness, nervousness, nerves, agitation, edginess, tension, stress;
    informal butterflies (in the stomach), the willies, the heebie-jeebies
  • 2 the rats are a worry
    problem, cause for concern, issue;
    nuisance, pest, plague, trial, trouble, vexation, bane, bugbear
    informal pain, pain in the neck, headache, hassle, stress
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