[ kuhn-sur-ning ]
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  1. relating to; regarding; about: We attended a discussion concerning foreign aid.

  1. causing concern, worry, or anxiety: The increase in unlicensed practitioners is concerning.The more concerning elements of the sport were swept under the rug.

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Origin of concerning

First recorded in 1375–1425; concern + -ing2

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British Dictionary definitions for concerning


/ (kənˈsɜːnɪŋ) /

  1. about; regarding; on the subject of

  1. worrying or troublesome

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