concerned

[ kuh n-surnd ]
/ kənˈsɜrnd /

adjective

interested or affected: concerned citizens.
troubled or anxious: a concerned look.
having a connection or involvement; participating: They arrested all those concerned in the kidnapping.

Origin of concerned

First recorded in 1650–60; concern + -ed2

Related forms

con·cern·ed·ly [kuh n-sur-nid-lee] /kənˈsɜr nɪd li/, adverbcon·cern·ed·ness, nounun·der·con·cerned, adjective

Definition for concerned (2 of 2)

concern

[ kuhn-surn ]
/ kənˈsɜrn /

verb (used with object)


noun

Origin of concern

1375–1425; late Middle English concernen (< Middle French concerner) < Medieval Latin concernere to relate to, distinguish (Late Latin: to mix for sifting), equivalent to Latin con- con- + cernere to sift

Related forms

o·ver·con·cern, noun, verb (used with object)pre·con·cern, noun, verb (used with object)self-con·cern, noun

Synonym study

6. Concern, care, worry connote an uneasy and burdened state of mind. Concern implies an anxious sense of interest in something: concern over a friend's misfortune. Care suggests a heaviness of spirit caused by dread, or by the constant pressure of burdensome demands: Poverty weighs a person down with care. Worry is an active state of agitated uneasiness and restless apprehension: He was distracted by worry over the stock market.
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British Dictionary definitions for concerned (1 of 2)

concerned

/ (kənˈsɜːnd) /

adjective

(postpositive) interested, guilty, involved, or appropriateI shall find the boy concerned and punish him
worried, troubled, or solicitous

Derived Forms

concernedly (kənˈsɜːnɪdlɪ), adverbconcernedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for concerned (2 of 2)

concern

/ (kənˈsɜːn) /

verb (tr)

to relate to; be of importance or interest to; affect
(usually foll by with or in) to involve or interest (oneself)he concerns himself with other people's affairs

noun

Word Origin for concern

C15: from Late Latin concernere to mingle together, from Latin com- together + cernere to sift, distinguish
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Idioms and Phrases with concerned

concern

see as far as that goes (is concerned); to whom it may concern.


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