[ kuh n-surnd ]
/ kənˈsɜrnd /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for concernedly


/ (kənˈsɜːnd) /


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

Derived Forms

concernedly (kənˈsɜːnɪdlɪ), adverbconcernedness, noun
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