concerning

preposition
con·​cern·​ing | \ kən-ˈsər-niŋ How to pronounce concerning (audio) \

Definition of concerning

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: relating to : regarding

concerning

adjective

Definition of concerning (Entry 2 of 2)

: causing concern or worry : creating reason for concern : troubling found the latest reports very concerning "It's extremely concerning that drivers still choose to give their attention to things other than the road when they're behind the wheel," said [Texas Department of Transportation] Executive Director James Bass.The Nueces County Record Star … carbapenems should not be administered to patients with positive penicillin skin test results or a concerning history of a type I allergic response to penicillin.— Alan R. Salkind et al.

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Other Words from concerning

Adjective

concerningly adverb
Of course, South Carolina roads are also concerningly dangerous for sober drivers. In 2015, the state ranked 7th for traffic deaths overall … The Post & Courier [Charleston, South Carolina] "The waivers have driven destruction in Native American burial sites. They have killed thousands of species and fragmented habitat. Most concerningly, there is zero accountability or consequence for these outcomes." — Gloria Smith

Examples of concerning in a Sentence

Preposition we had a meeting with the principal today concerning the new policy on student-run organizations

First Known Use of concerning

Preposition

1535, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1740, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of concerning was in 1535

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“Concerning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concerning. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for concerning

concerning

preposition

English Language Learners Definition of concerning

: relating to (something or someone) : about

concerning

preposition
con·​cern·​ing | \ kən-ˈsər-niŋ \

Kids Definition of concerning

: relating to : about I received a notice concerning the meeting.

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