Definition of concerning in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈsərniNG/


On the subject of or in connection with; about: dreadful stories concerning a horrible beast
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  • This acceptance was subject to several reservations concerning the supremacy of Community law in Italy.
  • The faculty is really not subject to much oversight concerning these major changes in direction.
  • Further subjects are meant to allow us to engage in more depth with the primary sources and secondary debates concerning a specific subject.
about, regarding, relating to, with reference to, referring to, with regard to, as regards, with respect to, respecting, dealing with, on the subject of, in connection with, re, apropos of


Causing anxiety; worrying: I find many of the comments very concerning a concerning breach of security
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  • There wasn't anything unusual or concerning about the exchange.
  • We are starting to have a concerning rainfall deficit.
  • The police department has observed a concerning increase in the numbers of heroin overdoses in the community.

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Syllabification: con·cern·ing

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