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

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Other Words from unconcerned

unconcernedly \ ˌən-​kən-​ˈsər-​nəd-​lē How to pronounce unconcernedly (audio) , -​ˈsərnd-​lē How to pronounce unconcernedly (audio) \ adverb
unconcernedness \ ˌən-​kən-​ˈsər-​nəd-​nəs How to pronounce unconcernedness (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 Browning was unconcerned that Holte used a fake identity. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, "A Pennsylvania congressional candidate, a mystery account and Patti Labelle. Twitter was weird.," 11 Nov. 2020 Reached at his office at Netflix, Obama seemed unconcerned by the prospect of his 2008 election being overturned. Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker, "New Trump Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn Obama’s 2008 Election," 11 Nov. 2020 How did the Wolverines — a 21½-point favorite (at their lowest) at Michigan Stadium — look so disinterested at the start and so unconcerned late, down four points as time flowed off the clock? Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "This is how Michigan State football dominated Michigan Wolverines from start to finish," 1 Nov. 2020 Democratic strategists argue many Republicans have an outdated view of the suburbs as bastions of predominantly white voters who are unconcerned about racial issues. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "Republicans look to Philadelphia riots to bolster Trump in Pennsylvania suburbs," 28 Oct. 2020 Nevertheless, analysts on the conference call were generally unconcerned about the weaker-than-expected guidance and instead were excited about Microsoft’s strong financial performance during a time of economic instability. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "Microsoft’s cloud could be a bit foggy for the next quarter," 28 Oct. 2020 But only to those who are patient, who live as though eternity stretched out before them vast and silent and unconcerned. Lidija Haas, Harper's Magazine, "New Books," 27 Oct. 2020 Unlike in 2017, when investors were spooked by her impending rise to power, markets appear unconcerned by the prospect of a second term, with stocks rallying in the run-up to her victory. Matthew Brockett, Bloomberg.com, "Ardern’s Stunning Election Victory Holds Lessons for the U.S.," 18 Oct. 2020 And while Trump's promises to surge manufacturing jobs in Michigan and elsewhere have not come true, despite his protestations to the contrary, his supporters seem unconcerned. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, "For Trump's core supporters, 'there will never be another President Trump'," 16 Oct. 2020

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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 28 Nov. 2020.

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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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