wor‧ried S2 W3
unhappy because you keep thinking about a problem, or about something bad that might happen:
You look worried. What's the matter?
I'm really worried about my brother.
Local people are worried by the rise in crime.
I was worried we wouldn't have enough money.
Don't look so worried - we'll find him.
By this time, I was really getting worried.
Where have you been? I was worried sick (=extremely worried)!
used to say that someone made you feel anxious because you did not properly understand what they said, or did not realize that it was a joke:
You had me worried there for a minute!
—worriedly adverbWORD FOCUS: worried
similar words: anxious, concerned, apprehensive, uneasy, bothered, preoccupied, stressed (out)