could/couldn't care less

Definition of could/couldn't care less

informal

  1. —used to indicate that one is not at all concerned about or interested in something He says he couldn't care less if he gets fired. I could care less what happens.

Word by Word Definitions

couldplay
  1. : past tense ofcan

    : 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

couldn'tplay
  1. :  could not

careplay
  1. :  suffering of mind :  grief

    :  a disquieted state of mixed uncertainty, apprehension, and responsibility

    :  a cause for such anxiety

  1. :  to feel trouble or anxiety

    :  to feel interest or concern

    :  to give care

lessplay
  1. : comparative of1little

    :  constituting a more limited number or amount

    :  of lower rank, degree, or importance

  1. : comparative of2little

    :  to a lesser extent or degree

  1. :  a smaller portion or quantity

    :  something of less importance

  1. :  diminished by :  minus


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