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 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 And many are also unconcerned with the criticism that the president is holding on, noting that many top Democrats and federal bureaucrats have fought to undermine his presidency for the past four years. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Trump may never concede," 10 Dec. 2020 The muni bond market, buoyed by rock-bottom benchmark interest rates, also shows investors are unconcerned about a looming fiscal crisis. Amanda Albright, Bloomberg.com, "Rich States Uncover Tax Windfall, Undercutting Push for More Aid," 15 Dec. 2020 Glass’s rhythms are realistically inadvertent, unconcerned with objectivity — or with clarity, for that matter. Pete Tosiello, Washington Post, "Emma Glass’s ‘Rest and Be Thankful’ powerfully describes what it means to be a health-care worker," 2 Dec. 2020 And while post-election violence by Trump supporters has remained a threat, not a reality, the fear on the part of election officials is very real, a possibility about which Trump appears fecklessly unconcerned. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, "Essential Politics: Trump refuses to fade away," 4 Dec. 2020 As for grumblings about the notorious traffic in the I-35 corridor, Moon is unconcerned. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, "Fort Worth could get $150M stadium modeled after The Star in Frisco but would need a pro soccer team," 18 Nov. 2020 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

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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 22 Jan. 2021.

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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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