un·​con·​cerned ˌən-kən-ˈsərnd How to pronounce unconcerned (audio)
: not anxious or upset : free of worry
: not involved : not having any part or interest
unconcernedness 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.
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1635, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
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 18 Jul. 2024.

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un·​con·​cerned ˌən-kən-ˈsərnd How to pronounce unconcerned (audio)
: not involved : not having a part or interest
: not anxious or upset : free of worry

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