Definition of could/couldn't care less
- He says he couldn't care less if he gets fired.
- I could care less what happens.
: past tense of can
used in auxiliary function in the past, in the past conditional, and as an alternative to can suggesting less force or certainty or as a polite form in the present
: could not
: suffering of mind : grief
: a disquieted state of mixed uncertainty, apprehension, and responsibility
: a cause for such anxiety
: to feel trouble or anxiety
: to feel interest or concern
: to give care
: comparative of little:1
: constituting a more limited number or amount
: of lower rank, degree, or importance
: comparative of little:2
: to a lesser extent or degree
: a smaller portion or quantity
: something of less importance
: diminished by : minus
: destitute of : not having
: unable to be acted on or to act (in a specified way)
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