Definition of concerning in English:


Line breaks: con¦cern|ing
Pronunciation: /kənˈsəːnɪŋ


On the subject of or in connection with; about: we are given little information concerning matters of national security
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  • Complex issues concerning the organisational and political aspects of the dialogue are unlikely to be resolved in three days of talks.
  • There was no prior discussion with our authors concerning the content of their essays.
  • Intellectuals of the era questioned traditional feudal ideas, including those concerning the roles of family members and women's social status.


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Causing anxiety; worrying: I find many of the comments very concerning a concerning breach of security
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  • While these incidences are currently small in number, they are extremely concerning.
  • This pattern of behaviour is somewhat concerning.
  • Barrie is the only defenseman with a goal this season - a statistic that's more than concerning.

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