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 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, "Military housing far from home sweet home," 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, "Column: Kudos to the Mighty 67 who have opted out of the NFL season," 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, "Social Graces: Someone you know has recovered from coronavirus and wants to hang out. Here’s how to handle.," 5 Aug. 2020 Through its overly ambitious story structure, The Last of Us Part 2 is plainly trying to impart some sort of universal message about the painful cycle of trauma and revenge in a violent and uncaring world. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "The Last of Us Part 2 review: A less confident, less focused sequel," 12 June 2020 Lily’s mother is flighty, unstable, unreliable, and dies when Lily is 12; Lily’s father is unfaithful and uncaring. Lisa Schwarzbaum, New York Times, "From Hollywood ‘Pretty Girl’ to Empowered Novelist," 14 Apr. 2020 It's voiced by a cast of A-listers and tells a funny (and heart-wrenching, at times) story of a family where the parents are selfish and distant and pretty uncaring. Martha Sorren, refinery29.com, "The Willoughbys Voice Cast Is Basically An SNL Reunion," 21 Apr. 2020 Even as your abilities increase, Ori remains a very small force working against a sprawling and uncaring universe. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Ori and the Will of the Wisps," 12 Mar. 2020 In the meantime, the uncaring Internet will grind on. Rebecca Soffer, CBS News, "Book excerpt: "Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome."," 8 Nov. 2019

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncaring. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of uncaring

: not feeling or showing concern for someone or something

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