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Feeling worried and nervous

worried

adjective

unhappy because you are thinking about your problems or about bad things that could happen

nervous

adjective

feeling excited and worried, or slightly afraid

upset

adjective

very sad, worried, or angry about something

anxious

adjective

worried because you think something bad might happen

uneasy

adjective

someone who feels uneasy feels slightly nervous, worried, or upset about something

tense

adjective

feeling nervous and not relaxed, usually because you are worried about what is going to happen

on tenterhooks

nervous because you do not know what is going to happen

on edge

nervous and unable to relax because you are worried

frightened

adjective

very nervous or worried

troubled

adjective

worried about the problems that you have

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