From concern + -ing. The adjective and preposition follow from the verb.
- (General American) IPA(key): /kənˈsɝnɪŋ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kənˈsɜːnɪŋ/
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- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)nɪŋ
concerning (comparative more concerning, superlative most concerning)
- Causing concern; worrying.
- it's very concerning that our neighbour seems to be crying very loudly these days
- (obsolete) Important.
- 1692–1717, Robert South, Twelve Sermons Preached upon Several Occasions, 6th edition, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: […] J[ames] Bettenham, for Jonah Bowyer, […], published 1727, →OCLC:
- So great and so concerning truth.
- Regarding, respecting.
- Physically, everything is perfect, but concerning your mental state, you have some problems.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], →OCLC, Numbers 10:29:
- The Lord hath spoken good concerning Israel.
- apropos, as for; See also Thesaurus:about
concerning (plural concernings)
- That which one is concerned in; one's business.
- c. 1603–1604 (date written), William Shakespeare, “Measure for Measure”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act I, scene i]:
- We shall write to you, / As Time and our Concernings shall importune, / How it goes with us, and do look to know / What doth befall you here.