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[kuh n-surnd]
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  1. interested or affected: concerned citizens.
  2. troubled or anxious: a concerned look.
  3. 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
Related formscon·cern·ed·ly [kuh n-sur-nid-lee] /kənˈsɜr nɪd li/, adverbcon·cern·ed·ness, nounun·der·con·cerned, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Yes, I do hope the noise wont keep Tommy awake, said Dan concernedly.

    Four Afloat

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Then someone will worry until he is home again, said Norma concernedly.

    Natalie: A Garden Scout

    Lillian Elizabeth Roy

  • "I hope they didn't go far," Mrs. Stanlock said, concernedly.

British Dictionary definitions for concernedly


  1. (postpositive) interested, guilty, involved, or appropriateI shall find the boy concerned and punish him
  2. worried, troubled, or solicitous
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Derived Formsconcernedly (kənˈsɜːnɪdlɪ), adverbconcernedness, noun
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