What is another word for worrywart?

66 synonyms found


[ wˈʌɹɪwˌɔːt], [ wˈʌɹɪwˌɔːt], [ w_ˈʌ_ɹ_ɪ_w_ˌɔː_t]

"Worrywart" is a colloquial term used to describe someone who constantly worries about everything, often to the point of excess. Synonyms for this word include "neurotic," "anxious," "fretful," "apprehensive," "nervous," "jittery," "edgy," "high-strung," "paranoid," "obsessive," and "concerned." These words denote a state of mental distress caused by personal concerns, anxieties, fears, and doubts, leading to negative thoughts and sometimes irrational behaviors. A person who is a "worrywart" may have difficulty managing their emotions and may become hyper-vigilant, overthinking details, and worst-case scenarios. It's crucial to recognize these tendencies and seek help from a mental health professional if they become overwhelming, impacting one's daily life.

Related words: very worried, worrying, worrier, worries, worry, worry free, worry less

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    How to use "Worrywart" in context?

    Everyone worries occasionally, but for some people worry becomes a lasting habit. worrywarts are people who worry excessively and to the point where it interferes with their daily lives.

    According to the National Institute of Mental Health, worrywarts typically have high anxiety levels, are Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) sufferers, and struggle with feeling in control. They often have trouble relaxing and may become agitated if they can't control their thoughts.

    Worriers can be productive members of society, but only to a point. Constant vigilance and worry can lead to decision making based more on fear than opinion.

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