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    re: The difference between "anxious" and "worried"

    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.
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    re: The difference between "anxious" and "worried"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    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 a tad worried is not very serious.
    Hi Barb,
    Thank you very much!

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    Re: The difference between "anxious" and "worried"

    Hi Barb,

    It seems that 'troubled' has the similar meaning as 'worried'. Is 'troubled' stronger than worried or concerned or anxious or terrified?

    Thanks.

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    Re: The difference between "anxious" and "worried"

    I guess if someone say "That's troublesome" that would be the same as "That's a bit worrying" or "That's of concern."

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    Re: The difference between "anxious" and "worried"

    Hi Barb,

    Do you mean 'troubled' is as strong as 'concerned'?

    Thanks for your reply.

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    Re: The difference between "anxious" and "worried"

    I think that may vary depending on the speaker. I'd put it up there with "concerning" but someone else may feel differently.

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    Re: The difference between "anxious" and "worried"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I'd put it up there with "concerning"
    Hi Barb,

    Thanks for your reply. Could you please tell me what 'put it up there with concerning' means?

    Thanks!

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    Re: The difference between "anxious" and "worried"

    I'd put it in the same category, give it the same amount of weight.

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