adjective un·con·cerned \ ˌən-kən-ˈsərnd \
|Updated on: 18 Jun 2018

Definition of unconcerned

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


play \ˌən-kən-ˈsər-nəd-lē, -ˈsərnd-lē\ adverb


play \ˌən-kən-ˈsər-nəd-nəs, -ˈsərn(d)-nəs\ noun

Examples of unconcerned in a Sentence

  1. She's unconcerned about that issue.

  2. The economy seems to be slowing down, but many investors remain unconcerned.

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First Known Use of unconcerned

circa 1635

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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Synonym Discussion of unconcerned

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

UNCONCERNED Defined for English Language Learners


Definition of unconcerned for English Language Learners

  • : not worried or upset : not concerned

UNCONCERNED Defined for Kids


adjective un·con·cerned \ ˌən-kən-ˈsərnd \

Definition of unconcerned for Students

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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