un·​car·​ing ˌən-ˈker-iŋ How to pronounce uncaring (audio)
: lacking proper sympathy, concern, or interest
a cold and uncaring manner/attitude/person
an uncaring [=apathetic] attitude toward schoolwork
uncaringly adverb
uncaringness noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike Prince Charles, Princess Anne rejects the notion that Queen Elizabeth was an uncaring mother. Women's Health, 3 May 2023 Clark offered up a few dreams: changing people’s attitudes and calling out NIMBY sentiments as an uncaring response to the communities calling out for help. Leah Waters, Dallas News, 14 Apr. 2023 Remember, being introverted does not mean being shy or uncaring—in fact, quite the opposite. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 Such a cold, uncaring, un-empathetic way. Ile-ife Okantah, Vulture, 16 Mar. 2023 The praise is bizarrely at odds with the brothers’ latest tweets, which characterize him as incompetent and uncaring. Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 14 Dec. 2022 An Everyman coping with the tumult of the city, Biberkopf is drawn into a life of petty crime and ultimately crushed under the weight of an uncaring society on the brink of self-destruction, losing an arm in the process. A.j. Goldmann, New York Times, 7 Oct. 2022 However, the recent outbreaks, and the government’s stumbles in handling them, paint a different picture: of an incapable and uncaring regime. Michael Schuman, The Atlantic, 18 Apr. 2022 President Meryl Streep is oblivious and uncaring, more concerned with her popularity. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncaring was in 1786

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“Uncaring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncaring. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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