concerned

If you're concerned, you're feeling worried. When your clumsy friend announces his plans to become a stunt double, you should be concerned for his safety, and if you're not, you're a lousy friend.

The adjective concerned has roots in Latin terms for seeing clearly, as well as for being in relation to something. If you feel concerned, say for your neighbor who just bet his savings on a horse race, that's because you truly care for his well-being and you see that he's doing something stupid. Sometimes we use concerned to show the limits of our investment. As far as you are concerned, Madame X can jump off a cliff! You don't care!

Definitions of concerned
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adj feeling or showing worry or solicitude

concerned parents of youthful offenders”
“was concerned about the future”
“we feel concerned about accomplishing the task at hand”
“greatly concerned not to disappoint a small child”
Synonyms:
attentive
(often followed by `to') giving care or attention
afraid
filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement
afraid
feeling worry or concern or insecurity
haunted, obsessed, preoccupied, taken up
having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something
solicitous
full of anxiety and concern
troubled
characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need
Antonyms:
unconcerned
lacking in interest or care or feeling
careless
marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful
blase
nonchalantly unconcerned
blithe
lacking or showing a lack of due concern
casual, insouciant, nonchalant
marked by blithe unconcern
degage, detached, uninvolved
showing lack of emotional involvement
indifferent
showing no care or concern in attitude or action
untroubled
not beset by troubles or disturbance or distress
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adj involved in or affected by or having a claim to or share in

“a memorandum to those concerned
“an enterprise in which three men are concerned
“factors concerned in the rise and fall of epidemics”
Synonyms:
interested
involved
connected by participation or association or use

adj culpably involved

“all those concerned in the bribery case have been identified”
Synonyms:
implicated
involved
connected by participation or association or use

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