Definitions

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  • n. A person who worries a great deal, especially unnecessarily.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who worries.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who worries or harasses (himself or others); one who is given to worrying or who harasses with anxious forebodings.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. thinks about unfortunate things that might happen

Etymologies

worry +ā€Ž -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She is anxious me - the me that my own mother refers to as a worrier - and she is self-deprecating me.

    Like To Get To Know You Well

  • She is anxious me ā€“ the me that my own mother refers to as a worrier - and she is self-deprecating me.

    Iā€™m Not Bad, I Just Blog That Way | Her Bad Mother

  • In the White House, Berger was known as a worrier with his antennae tuned to potential political problems.

    Capitol Letter: Much Ado About Little

  • I get the feeling Breslow's not a big worrier, which is consistent with the perspective one tends to have when you've been an 11-year old with a sister battling cancer.

    Athletics Nation

  • I think I am more of a "worrier" than I used to be, and I was pretty good at worrying before the whole autism thing.

    A Conversation with Marti Leimbach, Author of Daniel Isn't Talking

  • I'm the official family "worrier", becoming anxious over every matter, both in and out of my control.

    Worrying About Money

  • David, the little "worrier" of our family was very concerned about another storm coming, but I tried to calm his fears as much as possible.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Mrs Dyke said when she spoke to nurses about her concerns she got the impression they thought she was just a "worrier" and was told her husband's condition was "normal".

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  • Usually she just gets sick one time, sometimes it's several times over the next hour ... she never complains of her head hurting, but she does complain of her tummy hurting usually. (sigh) I have REALLY been praying about me not being a "worrier", and I REALLY am so much better than I use to be, promise I am ... but stuff like this makes me mind go crazy.

    Just Taking A Journey...

  • "worrier" but allows that he would oppose some mosques.

    Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog

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