Definition of worrisome in English:

worrisome

Syllabification: wor·ri·some
Pronunciation: /ˈwərēˌsəm
 
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adjective

chiefly North American
Causing anxiety or concern: a worrisome problem
More example sentences
  • It's not a tremendously worrisome problem, but it is an area he'll likely focus on this summer.
  • The whole notion of bilingual education in this context becomes problematic and worrisome.
  • Sure, it really is worrisome, because it is clear that the situation has gotten very tense there.
Synonyms
alarming, worrying, daunting, perturbing, niggling, nagging, bothersome, troublesome, unsettling, nerve-racking; distressing, disquieting, upsetting, traumatic, problematic
informal scary, hairy

Derivatives

worrisomely

adverb
More example sentences
  • But as he goes on, this idea tends to take on worrisomely subversive overtones as he tries to make the case that it's essentially tricking people into learning.
  • Something silly was about to happen and Henry drifted worrisomely back into a negotiating team caucus where they were all arguing in concentric circles about something incomprehensible and foolish.
  • But to longtime Portlanders, housing costs are worrisomely high.

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