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verbworrits, worriting, worrited[no object]archaic
Feel anxious; worry.
- ‘Many begin to slip into unspoken worrit about those people, who'd been so hostile to our jests earlier on.’
- ‘She has been worriting me incessantly about a new chapter which, unfortunately, I do not have written.’
- ‘We can't be worriting about what people in other countries think of us!’
- ‘In my dream a few days later, I got all worrited because I realized that the sleeper I put on the baby probably wasn't sterile and I thought he might get an infection!’
- ‘We want you to have a nice restful visit at Windy Corner, with no worriting.’
Anxious; worried.‘I'm a very worrit man’
Late 18th century apparently an alteration of worry.
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