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Without any sort of modifier, I would agree that in order of severity:
I am concerned
I am anxious
I am worried
I am terrified
But of course, you can modify: I am gravely concerned is pretty serious. I'm a tad worried is not very serious.
Last edited by Barb_D; 10-Nov-2008 at 19:16.
It seems that 'troubled' has the similar meaning as 'worried'. Is 'troubled' stronger than worried or concerned or anxious or terrified?
I guess if someone say "That's troublesome" that would be the same as "That's a bit worrying" or "That's of concern."
Do you mean 'troubled' is as strong as 'concerned'?
Thanks for your reply.
I think that may vary depending on the speaker. I'd put it up there with "concerning" but someone else may feel differently.
I'd put it in the same category, give it the same amount of weight.