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kənˈsɜr nɪŋcon·cern·ing

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  1. concerningadjective

    Causing concern; worrisome.

  2. concerningpreposition

    Regarding, respecting.

  3. Etymology: From. The adjective and preposition follow from the verb.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Concerningprep.

    this word, originally a participle, has before a noun the force of a preposition. Relating to; with relation to.

    Etymology: from concern:

    There is not any thing more subject to errour than the true judgment concerning the power and forces of an estate. Francis Bacon.

    The ancients had no higher recourse than to nature, as may appear by a discourse concerning this point in Strabo. Brown.

    None can demonstrate that there is such an island as Jamaica, yet, upon testimony, I am free from all doubt concerning it. John Tillotson, Preface.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Concerning

    of Concern

  2. Concerning

    pertaining to; regarding; having relation to; respecting; as regards

  3. Concerningadjective


  4. Concerningnoun

    that in which one is concerned or interested; concern; affair; interest

  5. Concerningnoun

    importance; moment; consequence

  6. Concerningnoun

    concern; participation; interposition

  7. Concerningnoun

    emotion of mind; solicitude; anxiety

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'concerning' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3175

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of concerning in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of concerning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of concerning in a Sentence

  1. Bill Marler:

    I know it’s concerning for consumers, but companies respond quickly when there’s a recall, they’re losing a lot of money and taking products off the shelves and that’s when we start seeing changes. from 1993-2003, 90% of my law firm was linked to E. coli from hamburger meat and now it’s down to 0% because companies responded.

  2. Richard Neal:

    To consider a bill of this magnitude without a CBO score is not only puzzling and concerning, but also irresponsible.

  3. Jennine Capó Crucet:

    I was asked in advance to give a talk on issues concerning diversity and the college experience, one that expanded on the themes of my novel.

  4. Veteran Republican strategist Liz Mair:

    The tone of some of my tweets concerning Iowa was at odds with that which Gov. Walker has always encouraged in political discourse, i wish Gov. Walker and his team all the best.

  5. Mike Pence:

    The free world deserves answers, and the reports that a Saudi Arabian journalist may have been tragically murdered in Turkey should be deeply concerning to everyone who cherishes a freedom of the press and human rights across the globe.

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