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Worried vs. Scared — What's the Difference?

Worried vs. Scared — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Worried and Scared

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Worried

To feel uneasy or concerned about something; be troubled.
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Scared

To strike with sudden fear; alarm.
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Worried

To seize something with the teeth and bite or tear repeatedly
A squirrel worrying at a nut.
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Scared

To become frightened
A child who scares easily.
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Worried

To touch or handle something nervously or persistently
Worry at a hangnail.
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Scared

A condition or sensation of sudden fear
That mask gave me a real scare.
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Worried

To attempt to deal with something in a persistent or dogged manner
Worried along at the problem.
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Scared

A general state of alarm; a panic
A bomb scare that necessitated evacuating the building.
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Worried

To cause to feel anxious, distressed, or troubled.
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Scared

Serving or intended to frighten people
Scare stories.
Scare tactics.
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Worried

To seize with the teeth and bite or tug at repeatedly
A dog worrying a bone.
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Scared

Feeling fear; afraid, frightened.
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Worried

To touch or handle nervously or persistently
Worrying the loose tooth.
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Scared

Simple past tense and past participle of scare
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Worried

To attack roughly and repeatedly; harass
Worrying the enemy ships.
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Scared

Made afraid;
The frightened child cowered in the corner
Too shocked and scared to move
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Worried

To bother or annoy, as with petty complaints.
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Worried

To attempt to deal with in a persistent or repeated manner
Analysts have worried the problem for a decade.
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Worried

To chase and nip at or attack
A dog worrying steers.
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Worried

The act of worrying or the condition of being worried; persistent mental uneasiness
"Having come to a decision, the lad felt a sense of relief from the worry that had haunted him for many sleepless nights" (Edgar Rice Burroughs).
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Worried

A source of nagging concern or uneasiness.
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Worried

Thinking about unpleasant things that have happened or that might happen; feeling afraid and unhappy.
She was worried about her son who had been sent off to fight in the war.
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Worried

Simple past tense and past participle of worry
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Worried

Afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief;
Too upset to say anything
Spent many disquieted moments
Distressed about her son's leaving home
Lapsed into disturbed sleep
Worried parents
A worried frown
One last worried check of the sleeping children
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