uncaring

adjective
un·​car·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈker-iŋ How to pronounce uncaring (audio) \

Definition of uncaring

: lacking proper sympathy, concern, or interest a cold and uncaring manner/attitude/person an uncaring [=apathetic] attitude toward schoolwork

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Other Words from uncaring

uncaringly adverb
uncaringness noun

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Grief was soon joined by anger — at local authorities in Kensington and Chelsea borough, which owned the building; at the tenant management organization than ran the tower; and at Britain’s Conservative government, seen as distant and uncaring. Washington Post, "A year on, horrific Grenfell Tower fire haunts Britain," 14 June 2018 People can’t help but compare Itchio, a platform defined by its compassion to users and developers, to Steam’s seemingly uncaring nature. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "The game store that outshines Steam by staying small and weird," 29 Nov. 2018 Doctors also described Smith as callous, uncaring, manipulative and without empathy. Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, "Man who raped and killed Florida girl, 8, draws death sentence," 2 Oct. 2018 Characters are often like children leaving the nest, going out into the uncaring world and being either accepted or not accepted, ignored or extolled, criticized or prized, no matter how the writer might feel about them. Bret Easton Ellis, Town & Country, "American Psycho Author Bret Easton Ellis Tells Us Where Patrick Bateman Would Be Today," 23 Feb. 2016 An uncaring status quo and the politicians who comprise it will not be moved without the kind of righteous pressure that these protests represent. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Eric Holder: ‘The teachers are right. This must remain a movement and not just be a moment.’," 18 May 2018 Public comment was often emotional and touched on accusations that the agency was uncaring and corrupt. Kevin Spear, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Central Florida toll roads proposed for Bithlo and Split Oak Forest draw public scorn," 29 June 2018 The ex-husband is uncaring, amoral, self-assured, breezy, confident and a total louse, a convincing case of opposites attracting. Mick Lasalle, Houston Chronicle, "Review: ‘Boundaries’ a trip to nowhere," 3 July 2018 Grief was soon joined by anger — at local authorities in Kensington and Chelsea borough, which owned the building; at the tenant management organization than ran the tower; and at Britain's Conservative government, seen as distant and uncaring. Fox News, "A year on, horrific Grenfell Tower fire haunts Britain," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of uncaring

1786, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncaring was in 1786

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uncaring

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of uncaring

: not feeling or showing concern for someone or something

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