= troubled ; preoccupied ; concerned ; anxious ; worried ; in a tizz(y) ; in a (cold) sweat. Ex: These thoughts and many more like them flitted to and fro ceaselessly over the troubled surface of his mind. Ex: He came at Hawthorne's urging, but he seemed preoccupied with grave and heavy matters. Ex: Concerned, thoughtful, supportive, humorous -- all those traits lacking from the present boss he has in abundance. Ex: In this reading mood we feel anxious, tired, lazy, worried -- whatever causes us to reject demanding and 'new' literature and forces us to take up again books that are comfortably -- and comfortingly -- known and easily enjoyed. Ex: In this reading mood we feel anxious, tired, lazy, worried -- whatever causes us to reject demanding and 'new' literature and forces us to take up again books that are comfortably -- and comfortingly -- known and easily enjoyed. Ex: And finally, we have the art librarians in a tizzy because they think certain types of headings have been tampered with. Ex: If traders were not in a cold sweat before this happened, they were certainly now. ---- * despreocupado = unconcerned. * estar muy preocupado = be beside + Reflexivo + with worry. * estar preocupado por = be anxious to. * preocupado por el presente = present-minded. * preocupado por el tiempo = time-conscious. * preocupado por los costes = cost-conscious [cost conscious]. * preocupados, los = concerned, the. (v.) = bother ; cause + concern ; preoccupy ; press upon ; trouble ; perturb ; heighten + concern ; stress + Nombre + out. Ex: Why bother, then, to create an alphabetical index to the classified file when you already have a printed alphabetical index to the schedules of the classification scheme?. Ex: The decision to introduce payments for ILL in Australia has caused much concern and a lot of anger. Ex: Abstracting agencies citation recommendations may be preoccupied with the practices desirable for periodical articles. Ex: For example, the latter are unlikely to engage themselves in conservation issues as these now press upon the professional consciousness of librarians. Ex: This is a problem that has frequently troubled teachers. Ex: She wanted to suggest some course of action splendid and decisive, and was perturbed to find that she could not. Ex: Rapid urban growth and suburban sprawl have heightened concern in many quarters about sustainable development. Ex: Forty percent of Americans say it stresses them out too much to think about health care and costs. ---- * no preocuparse que = rest + assured that ; rest + easy that. * preocupar muchísimo = worry + Nombre + sick. * preocuparse = alarm ; become + distressed ; dismay ; fret ; wring + Posesivo + hands ; stew. * preocuparse de = agonise over [agonize, -USA]. * preocuparse del coste de = be cost conscious. * preocuparse (de/por) = worry (about). * preocuparse muchísimo = worry + Nombre + to death ; be worried sick ; worry + Nombre + stiff ; be worried stiff. * preocuparse por = become + apprehensive about ; care (about/for) ; be apprehensive (about) ; lose + sleep over/on ; fret about. * sin preocuparse lo más mínimo = blithely.