concerning

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From concern +‎ -ing. The adjective and preposition follow from the verb.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

concerning (comparative more concerning, superlative most concerning)

  1. Causing concern; worrying.
    it's very concerning that our neighbour seems to be crying very loudly these days
  2. (obsolete) Important.
    • 1692–1717, Robert South, Twelve Sermons Preached upon Several Occasions, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), 6th edition, London: [] J[ames] Bettenham, for Jonah Bowyer, [], published 1727, OCLC 21766567:
      So great and so concerning truth.

PrepositionEdit

concerning

  1. Regarding, respecting.
    Physically, everything is perfect, but concerning your mental state, you have some problems.

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VerbEdit

concerning

  1. present participle of concern

NounEdit

concerning (plural concernings)

  1. That which one is concerned in; one's business.