Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun worry

2 senses of worry

Sense 1
concern, worry, headache, vexation -- (something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness; "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry")
       => negative stimulus -- (a stimulus with undesirable consequences)

Sense 2
worry, trouble -- (a strong feeling of anxiety; "his worry over the prospect of being fired"; "it is not work but worry that kills"; "he wanted to die and end his troubles")
       => anxiety -- (a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune)

Antonyms of verb worry

1 of 6 senses of worry

Sense 3
worry, vex -- (disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress; "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me")
       Antonym of reassure (Sense 1)
      => reassure, assure -- (cause to feel sure; give reassurance to; "The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb worry

6 senses of worry

Sense 1
worry -- (be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy; "I worry about my job")

Sense 2
worry, care -- (be concerned with; "I worry about my grades")
       => mind -- (be concerned with or about something or somebody)

Sense 3
worry, vex -- (disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress; "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me")
       => perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder -- (disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed; "She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill")

Sense 4
concern, interest, occupy, worry -- (be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift")

Sense 5
worry -- (lacerate by biting; "the dog worried his bone")
       => incise -- (make an incision into by carving or cutting)

Sense 6
worry -- (touch or rub constantly; "The old man worried his beads")
       => rub -- (move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin")

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