Anxious vs. Concerned



Nervous and worried.


Showing concern.

‘There was a concerned expression on her face as I told her the news.’;


Full of anxiety or disquietude; greatly concerned or solicitous, especially respecting something future or unknown.

‘She was anxious to hear how her test results were.’; ‘I could tell she was anxious as she was biting her nails.’;


Involved or responsible.

‘The people concerned have been punished.’;


(of things) Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying.

‘anxious labor’; ‘There was an anxious wait before the results were revealed.’;


simple past tense and past participle of concern


Earnestly desirous.

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


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


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.


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’;


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.’;


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’;


Earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please.

‘He sneers alike at those who are anxious to preserve and at those who are eager for reform.’;


in relation (or in regard) to; especially as in the phrases;

‘as far as x is concerned’; ‘where x is concerned’;


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’;


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’;


eagerly desirous;

‘anxious to see the new show at the museum’; ‘dying to hear who won’;


worried, troubled, or anxious

‘the villagers are concerned about burglaries’;


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’;


Concerned: The Half-Life and Death of Gordon Frohman was a webcomic created by Christopher C. Livingston, parodying the first-person shooter video game Half-Life 2. The comic consists of game screenshots, with characters posed using Garry's Mod, a tool which facilitates manipulation of the Source engine used by Half-Life 2.

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