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

Examples of uncaring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a sentiment among some politically bent if racially biased yahoos that this spate is symptomatic of an uncaring, anti-cop administration that recently nixed a budget request to hire five more police officers. Rubén Rosario, Twin Cities, "Rosario: Easy to say, but don’t give up, St. Paul, to recent spate of killings," 12 Sep. 2019 One part of their strategy appears to be depicting UW officials as tone deaf and/or uncaring in the wake of Cephus being found not guilty. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "How do the UW players react if Quintez Cephus' battle carries over into the season?," 14 Aug. 2019 The fact is that even a multibillion-dollar fine won’t dissuade Facebook from pursuing its quest to monetize the private information of its unwitting or uncaring users , and indulging its worst instincts in doing so. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: If a $5-billion fine won’t shake Facebook, what can bring it to heel?," 18 July 2019 Regulars welcome the chance to grumble about the uncaring servers, the so-so club sandwiches and the crumbs on the floor at that Jim’s a few miles away. Greg Jefferson, ExpressNews.com, "Pondering what makes Jim’s Jim’s," 4 July 2019 Failing to take action would be irresponsible and uncaring. Krista Kafer, The Denver Post, "Kafer: Some geese have got to go — culling is the logical and humane response," 4 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of uncaring

1786, in the meaning defined above

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11 Oct 2019

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The first known use of uncaring was in 1786

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English Language Learners Definition of uncaring

: not feeling or showing concern for someone or something

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