Definition of


  1. (noun, cognition) something that interests you because it is important or affects you
  2. (noun, cognition) something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
    it's a major worry
  3. (noun, feeling) a feeling of sympathy for someone or something
  4. (noun, feeling) an anxious feeling
    they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction
  5. (noun, group) a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
    a small mom-and-pop business
    a racially integrated business concern
  6. (verb, stative) be relevant to
    My remark pertained to your earlier comments
  7. (verb, stative) be on the mind of

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Antonyms of Concern


Origin of the word Concern

  1. 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 f… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Concern

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