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Definition of worrying adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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 that makes you worry a worrying development It must be worrying for you not to know where he is. It is particularly worrying that nobody seems to be in charge. It's been a worrying time for us all. The most worrying thing is that she won't let us help.
adverb worryingly high levels of radiation Worryingly, the plan contains few details on how spending will be cut.
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