• (America) IPA: /kənˈsɝnɪŋ/
  • (RP) IPA: /kənˈsɜːnɪŋ/


  1. Causing concern; worrisome.
  2. (obsolete) Important.
    • So great and so concerning truth.
  1. Regarding, respecting.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Numbers 10:29 ↗:
      The Lord hath spoken good concerning Israel.
Synonyms Translations Verb
  1. present participle of concern#English|concern

concerning (plural concernings)

  1. That which one is concerned in; one's business.
    • c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “Measvre for Measure”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act 1, scene 1]:
      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.

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