worried

adjective
1 unhappy because you keep thinking about a problem, or are anxious about something: Don't look so worried - we'll find him.
(+ about): She's so worried about her exams. | worried that: I was worried that we wouldn't have enough money. | get worried: I got really worried when I saw a police car outside our house. | worried expression/look/frown etc: Jim looked up with a slightly worried expression. | worried sick spoken (=extremely worried): Where on earth have you been? I was worried sick! —see nervous
2 you had me worried spoken used to say that someone made you feel confused or anxious because you did not properly understand what they said, or did not realize that is was a joke: You had me worried there for a minute - I thought the house really had burnt down!
3 I'm not worried spoken used to say that you do not mind what happens: “Shall we go out or stay in?” “Oh, I'm not worried - whichever you want.”
— worriedly adverb

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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