unbothered

adjective

un·​both·​ered ˌən-ˈbä-ṯẖərd How to pronounce unbothered (audio)
: not feeling or showing agitation, worry, or annoyance : not bothered
… for a young director, he seems increasingly unbothered by the problems of youth.Anthony Lane
… [walruses] lie torpid, eyes closed, silent, unbothered by the flies and feces coating their extravagant flanks.Richard Matthews

Examples of unbothered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nonetheless, Brown seems unbothered by detractors and appears to be enjoying that man and growing baby. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 17 Jan. 2024 Seemingly unbothered, the 34-year-old pop star arrived at Arrowhead wearing high-heeled black boots with black jeans and a cool white Chiefs letterman jacket with black leather sleeves, topping off the look with her signature red lip. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 31 Dec. 2023 Most artists wouldn’t pass on those golden opportunities, but this American treasure is unbothered. Mesfin Fekadu, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Nov. 2023 The most important element, though, is the unbothered attitude of a woman with money to spend and no time to waste. Jake Smith, Glamour, 18 Jan. 2024 In one snapshot, the X-Men: Apocalypse star looked down, baffled at the sunscreen situation at hand while Malcolm — whose legs were ghostly white with lotion — appeared unbothered. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 25 Sep. 2023 Counterintuitively, prestige brands are generally unbothered by dupes, said Korinne Wolfmeyer, an analyst covering the beauty and wellness space at Piper Sandler. Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2023 Their upper-class existence is seemingly unbothered by the increasingly derelict world outside. Julia Kornberg, The New York Review of Books, 16 Nov. 2023 The latest album by multi-instrumentalist Jason Dungan has the gentle, unbothered pace of a week spent in nature: stirring with the sunrise, hiking in the forest, sleeping with the night air’s chill on your face. Pitchfork, 5 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unbothered was in 1912

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“Unbothered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbothered. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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