Could someone please tell me which one of "concerned" and "worried" that has the strongest meaning?

He was concerned/worried.

  • You need to tell some context: worried about what?
    – Jan
    Feb 21, 2020 at 18:03

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According to Cambridge dictionary, they are pretty synonymous

Indeed, if you want to know a nuance, here it is: "worry" – about some temporary feelings, whereas "concern" – about your phobias (consistent?). From my own experience, I would say the difference is so slight that it doesn't matter even when taking C1-C2 exams.

  • This screenshot is way too big, taking up a whole chuck of space. Instead of putting up a picture, you could just provide a link to a dictionary entry.
    – Eddie Kal
    Feb 23, 2020 at 5:36

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