thinking about unpleasant things that have happened or that might happen and therefore feeling unhappy and afraid Don't look so worried! worried about somebody/something I'm not worried about her—she can take care of herself. Doctors are worried about the possible spread of the disease. worried by something We're not too worried by these results. worried (that…) The police are worried that the man may be armed. I was worried you wouldn't come. Where have you been? I've been worried sick (= extremely worried). Try not to get worried. She gave me a worried look.(informal) used to tell somebody that you were worried because you had not understood what they had said correctly You had me worried for a moment—I thought you were going to resign!