un·​con·​cerned | \ ˌən-kən-ˈsərnd How to pronounce unconcerned (audio) \

Definition of unconcerned

1 : not anxious or upset : free of worry
2 : not involved : not having any part or interest

Other Words from unconcerned

unconcernedly \ ˌən-​kən-​ˈsər-​nəd-​lē How to pronounce unconcerned (audio) , -​ˈsərnd-​lē How to pronounce unconcerned (audio) \ adverb
unconcernedness \ ˌən-​kən-​ˈsər-​nəd-​nəs How to pronounce unconcerned (audio) , -​ˈsərn(d)-​nəs \ noun

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indifferent, unconcerned, incurious, aloof, detached, disinterested mean not showing or feeling interest. indifferent implies neutrality of attitude from lack of inclination, preference, or prejudice. indifferent to the dictates of fashion unconcerned suggests a lack of sensitivity or regard for others' needs or troubles. unconcerned about the homeless incurious implies an inability to take a normal interest due to dullness of mind or to self-centeredness. incurious about the world aloof suggests a cool reserve arising from a sense of superiority or disdain for inferiors or from shyness. aloof from his coworkers detached implies an objective attitude achieved through absence of prejudice or selfishness. observed family gatherings with detached amusement disinterested implies a circumstantial freedom from concern for personal or especially financial advantage that enables one to judge or advise without bias. judged by a panel of disinterested observers

Examples of unconcerned in a Sentence

She's unconcerned about that issue. The economy seems to be slowing down, but many investors remain unconcerned.
Recent Examples on the Web Taylor said his Bengals are unconcerned about the Curse of Bo Jackson as Cincinnati prepares for its first playoff game in six years. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 14 Jan. 2022 Investors appear to be unconcerned about rising COVID-19 cases. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 Investors appeared unconcerned about the development because the stock was up 0.71% in premarket trading. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 Nevertheless, McConnell appeared unconcerned about the issue when speaking to reporters earlier this month. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 30 Nov. 2021 Indeed, Aarons appeared unconcerned about his subjects' wardrobes or the trends of the day. CNN, 22 Nov. 2021 But apparently Tinder’s algorithms are unconcerned with this geopolitical nuance. Yona Golding, Wired, 21 Oct. 2021 Steve Jordan, 64, who began playing with Richards in the mid-’80s as part of the guitarist’s X-Pensive Winos side project, is unconcerned with any criticism of his taking over Watts’ role. Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 2021 At the same time, the Russian public seems relatively unconcerned about the pandemic. Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, 23 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of unconcerned

circa 1635, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of unconcerned was circa 1635

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

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English Language Learners Definition of unconcerned

: not worried or upset : not concerned


un·​con·​cerned | \ ˌən-kən-ˈsərnd How to pronounce unconcerned (audio) \

Kids Definition of unconcerned

1 : free of worry She was unconcerned about the test.
2 : not involved or interested I'm unconcerned with winning or losing.

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