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Making you feel worried - thesaurus

Synonyms

serious

adjective

bad or dangerous enough to make you worried

severe

adjective

a severe problem is very serious and worrying

grave

adjective

so serious that you feel worried

worrying

adjective

causing you to feel worried

disturbing

adjective

making you feel extremely worried or upset

alarming

adjective

frightening or worrying

stressful

adjective

involving or causing a lot of pressure or worry

distressing

adjective

making you feel extremely unhappy, worried, or upset

anxious

adjective

an anxious time or situation is one in which you worry about something

tense

adjective

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

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alarmist

adjective

causing unnecessary fear or worry

brooding

adjective

literary making you feel as if something bad or dangerous is about to happen

chilling

adjective

making you feel suddenly very frightened or worried

concerning

adjective

making you feel worried

daunting

adjective

something that is daunting makes you worried because you think that it will be very difficult or dangerous to do

disconcerting

adjective

making you feel worried, confused, or surprised

disquieting

adjective

formal making you feel very worried or nervous

dread

adjective

old-fashioned dreaded

dreaded

adjective

often humorous frightening or worrying

foreboding

adjective

literary making you feel that something bad will happen

fraught

adjective

British used about situations

frightening

adjective

used about things that make you feel nervous or worried

frighteningly

adverb

in a way that makes you feel afraid or nervous

gnawing

adjective

continuously causing you pain or worrying you

harrowing

adjective

extremely worrying, upsetting, or frightening

nail-biting

adjective

a nail-biting situation makes you very excited or worried

nerve-wracking

adjective

making you very nervous or worried

niggling

adjective

a niggling feeling is slight but it worries you continuously

ominous

adjective

making you think that something bad will happen

on your mind

in your thoughts, or making you worry

oppressive

adjective

something that is oppressive makes you feel very worried or unhappy

seriously

adverb

in a way that is bad or dangerous enough to make you worried

sickening

adjective

used about something that makes you feel so nervous that you feel slightly ill

sobering

adjective

making you think about things in a serious way

suspicious

adjective

making you believe that something is wrong, dangerous, or illegal

troubling

adjective

making you feel worried or uncomfortable

unsettled

adjective

an unsettled place, situation, or period of time is one in which people feel nervous because things are often changing

upsetting

adjective

making you feel sad, worried, or angry

vexatious

adjective

old-fashioned vexing

vexing

adjective

making you feel annoyed, confused, or worried

worrisome

adjective

mainly American causing you to feel worried

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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