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concerned

[ kuhn-surnd ]
/ kənˈsɜrnd /
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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.
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Origin of concerned

First recorded in 1650–60; concern + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM concerned

con·cern·ed·ly [kuhn-sur-nid-lee], /kənˈsɜr nɪd li/, adverbcon·cern·ed·ness, nounun·der·con·cerned, adjective
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How to use concerned in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for concerned

concerned
/ (kənˈsɜːnd) /

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

Derived forms of concerned

concernedly (kənˈsɜːnɪdlɪ), adverbconcernedness, noun
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