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Anxious vs. Concerned — What's the Difference?

Anxious vs. Concerned — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Anxious and Concerned

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Anxious

Uneasy and apprehensive about an uncertain event or matter; worried.

Concerned

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Anxious

Attended with, showing, or causing anxiety
Spent an anxious night waiting for the test results.

Concerned

Worried, troubled, or anxious
The villagers are concerned about burglaries

Anxious

Usage Problem Eagerly or earnestly desirous.
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Concerned

Interested and involved
Sent a memorandum to those concerned.

Anxious

Nervous and worried.

Concerned

Having or showing concern; worried or anxious
The concerned parents of youthful offenders.

Anxious

Having a feeling of anxiety or disquietude; extremely concerned, especially about something that will happen in the future or that is unknown.
She was anxious to hear how her test results were.
I could tell she was anxious as she was biting her nails.

Concerned

Showing concern.
There was a concerned expression on her face as I told her the news.

Anxious

(of things) Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying.
Anxious labor
There was an anxious wait before the results were revealed.

Concerned

Involved or responsible.
The people concerned have been punished.

Anxious

Earnestly desirous.
He is anxious to please, so you can count on him.
All the voters were anxious to hear the election result.

Concerned

Simple past tense and past participle of concern

Anxious

Full of anxiety or disquietude; greatly concerned or solicitous, esp. respecting something future or unknown; being in painful suspense; - applied to persons; as, anxious for the issue of a battle.

Concerned

Disturbed; troubled; solicitous; as, to be much concerned for the safety of a friend.

Anxious

Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying; - applied to things; as, anxious labor.
The sweet of life, from whichGod hath bid dwell far off all anxious cares.

Concerned

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

Anxious

Earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please.
He sneers alike at those who are anxious to preserve and at those who are eager for reform.

Concerned

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
The interested parties met to discuss the business

Anxious

Mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc; worried;
Anxious parents
Anxious about her job
Not used to a city and anxious about small things
Felt apprehensive about the consequences

Concerned

In relation (or in regard) to; especially as in the phrases;
As far as x is concerned
Where x is concerned

Anxious

Eagerly desirous;
Anxious to see the new show at the museum
Dying to hear who won

Concerned

Culpably involved;
All those concerned in the bribery case have been identified
Named three officials implicated in the plot
An innocent person implicated by circumstances in a crime

Anxious

Causing or fraught with or showing anxiety;
Spent an anxious night waiting for the test results
Cast anxious glances behind her
Those nervous moments before takeoff
An unquiet mind

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