concerned (adj.)

1650s, "uneasy, troubled, anxious," past-participle adjective from concern (v.). As an American English euphemism for "damned," 1834 (consarnt), also consarned. Related: Concernedly.

updated on February 20, 2018

Definitions of concerned from WordNet

concerned (adj.)
feeling or showing worry or solicitude;
concerned parents of youthful offenders
was concerned about the future
greatly concerned not to disappoint a small child
we feel concerned about accomplishing the task at hand
concerned (adj.)
involved in or affected by or having a claim to or share in;
factors concerned in the rise and fall of epidemics
an enterprise in which three men are concerned
a memorandum to those concerned
Synonyms: interested
concerned (adj.)
culpably involved;
all those concerned in the bribery case have been identified
Synonyms: implicated
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