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

Other Words from uncaring

uncaringly adverb
uncaringness noun

Examples of uncaring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Clumsy, swaggering, disarming, stupid, cowardly or naive; ill-intentioned, unaware, incapable or uncaring. Anna Zanardi Cappon, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 Liberal democracies are too slow, too bound by rules and institutional limits, too remote or corrupt or uncaring, to fix the problems of people’s day-to-day lives. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 Dec. 2021 In her book, Weintrobe argues that all of us are by nature both caring and uncaring, but neoliberalism—the individualistic economic system and ideology that has dominated much of the globe for the last four decades—nourishes our most selfish side. Liza Featherstone, The New Republic, 15 Nov. 2021 Brutalism, which was singled out for criticism by Trump's aforementioned executive order, is often maligned for being cold and uncaring. CNN, 21 Apr. 2021 Democrats are already seizing on that GOP obstruction with acerbic ads painting Republican politicians as callous and uncaring. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Mar. 2021 In the meantime, though, many service members and veterans are wondering if their health has been compromised by substandard housing and a seemingly uncaring or intimidating chain of command. Lew Sichelman, courant.com, 8 Sep. 2020 What has appalled me most of all during this pandemic is the idiocy and totally uncaring attitude of so many Americans — most of them young, some not so young. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Aug. 2020 With anxiety and stress elevated for so many of us, removing yet another block from the foundation of a partner’s well-being would be uncaring and callous. Hannah Herrera Greenspan, chicagotribune.com, 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of uncaring

1786, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncaring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncaring. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of uncaring

: not feeling or showing concern for someone or something

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