Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or an instance of worrying.
  • n. A source of anxiety; a worry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of worrying.
  • n. A worrying situation or thing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Trouble; anxiety; worry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Trouble; anxiety; worry.

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

  • n. a difficulty that causes anxiety

Etymologies

From worry +‎ -ment. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And Jees Uck looked on in worriment, for she knew his kindred talked with him across the world.

    The Story of Jees Uck

  • The short story is successful in that, certainly, feeding us a sense of loss and worriment, and it is well written, but I found myself a little confused at times.

    Not #40, alas

  • Because Mom had never known need or a day of worriment while he lived, and had he lived, she might never have known them; but hi some way she seemed convinced that he knew, trouble by trouble, scrape by scrape, humiliation by hardship, what she was going through, and inside, she seemed to feel as a woman might whose man was steadily beating the love out of her and all the tolerance.

    Arcana Magi - c.1: Oryn Zentharis, Seeker of the Truth

  • On "easy" writing: "I cannot write with ease or fluency, worse luck, and the fluenter the thing looks from the outside the more worriment and sweat it is for me to evolve".

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • "But I am no Norseman," rumbled the giant in worriment.

    People of the Dark

  • Make that observation in a speech, and each member of your audience will frown and nod, joining in the general worriment.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Nick left Roger Smith to his worriment and returned to his own office, certain now that Dave Trimble had either planted the bugs himself, while he was grieving all over this dump, or he used a mule.

    The Honor Farm

  • That left us a narrow strip on which to hunker down, the torch burning to the continual worriment of the birds, while we ate sparingly of our supplies.

    Dark Piper

  • He realized two things: that it was this worriment of hers which was the essence of the call; and that although she was on her guard, she did not consider him important enough to divert her from her thoughts.

    More Than Human

  • Very proud he was, to be sure, of the responsibility, and the first thing he did was to load that pistol and keep it by his bed, in our great worriment, for we feared he 'd kill himself with it.

    An Old-Fashioned Girl

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