uncaring

adjective
un·car·ing | \ˌən-ˈker-iŋ \

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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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 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. Jill Lawless, chicagotribune.com, "A year on, Grenfell Tower 'atrocity' haunts Britain," 14 June 2018 That was certainly some plan; presumably the entire point was to make Melania seem like an amazingly uncaring and unlikable person? Graeme Mcmillan, WIRED, "While You Were Offline: Melania Trump Catches Flack for Her Jacket," 24 June 2018 Its regime is racist, uncaring and totalitarian, in the sense of aiming to affect every aspect of people’s lives. The Economist, "China has turned Xinjiang into a police state like no other," 31 May 2018 Develop your critical thinking: Robots are wired to be unthinking, uncaring, unemotional, uncritical, uninvolved, irresponsible clumps of hardware. Phil Blair, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Robots are coming for your job, so make sure you’re smarter," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of uncaring

1786, in the meaning defined above

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