Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

worrying | worrisome

1) causing concern or alarm, creating anxiety/distress
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    • worrying trend/situation/development
  • Analysis
    '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.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    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.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The outcome of the lawsuit could be a worrying result for companies that tolerated similar shady practices.
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