concernedness

concerned

[kuhn-surnd]
adjective
1.
interested or affected: concerned citizens.
2.
troubled or anxious: a concerned look.
3.
having a connection or involvement; participating: They arrested all those concerned in the kidnapping.

Origin:
1650–60; concern + -ed2

concernedly [kuhn-sur-nid-lee] , adverb
concernedness, noun
underconcerned, adjective
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concerned (kənˈsɜːnd)
 
adj
1.  (postpositive) interested, guilty, involved, or appropriate: I shall find the boy concerned and punish him
2.  worried, troubled, or solicitous
 
concernedly
 
adv
 
con'cernedness
 
n

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concern
mid-15c., from M.L. concernere "concern, touch, belong to," figurative use of L.L. concernere "to sift, mix, as in a sieve," from L. com- "with" + cernere "to sift," hence "perceive, comprehend" (see crisis). Apparently the sense of the prefix shifted to intensive in M.L.
Meaning of "relate to" is 16c.; "worry" is 17c. To whom it may concern first recorded 1868.
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