un·​at·​tuned ˌən-ə-ˈtünd How to pronounce unattuned (audio)
: not aware of or responsive to something : not having a good understanding of what is needed or wanted : not attuned
a teacher unattuned to the child's needs

Examples of unattuned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Americans are habitually unattuned to the massive and profoundly human apparatus that brings us basically everything in our lives. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 21 Sep. 2021 Roorda accepts no responsibility for the impressions of those who may be unattuned to that fine grammatical distinction. Sam Adler-Bell, The New Republic, 20 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unattuned was circa 1775

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“Unattuned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unattuned. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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