worrying | worrisome

Meaning(s)

1. causing concern or alarm, creating anxiety/distress

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worrying trend/situation/development

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'Worrying' is an adjective used to describe something which causes anxiety about actual or perceived problems or something that generates a feeling of concern. You can have a 'worrying situation' or hear a 'worrying statistic' for example. This is an adjective you will find used in formal and informal situations.

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  1. For many students, the rising cost of student loans is very worrying, they are taking longer and longer to repay.
  2. The rise in gun violence in American schools is a worrying trend.

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  1. The outcome of the lawsuit could be a worrying result for companies that tolerated similar shady practices.

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