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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

British National Corpus

  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. Christopher Krebs:

    I see intelligence, I see reporting on stuff every day that would look -- absent context -- concerning, we haven't seen a campaign on the scale of 2016 of concerted attacks against election infrastructure, concerted attacks against campaigns. Yes, Microsoft made an announcement yesterday about three Russian -- about three campaigns being targeted. That is concerning and so we're going to work with them, we're going to get that information, the FBI's worked with them to share information to shore up defenses.

  2. George Ghali of Lebanese rights:

    What is concerning for us is not just retaliatory arrests but general xenophobia.

  3. The South African:

    Concerning the number of national teams in the World Cup, it is proposed this be above the current 32 teams, subject to an inclusive discussion by the FIFA executive committee.

  4. Kyle Kondik:

    It probably should be concerning for the president, even though it's reasonable to say he still maintains strong support among Republicans.

  5. Casey Hicks:

    Tyrin Colbert did not report any threats or complaints concerning Tyrin Colbert cellmate.

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