un·​con·​cerned | \ˌən-kən-ˈsərnd \

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 , -​ˈsərnd-​lē \ adverb
unconcernedness \ ˌən-​kən-​ˈsər-​nəd-​nəs , -​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.

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Trump has seemed largely unconcerned about celebrating an authoritarian leader suspected of ordering the public assassination of his half brother with a nerve agent, executing his uncle by firing squad and killing US college student Otto Warmbier. Laurie Kellman, BostonGlobe.com, "US politicians are not yet toasting the Trump-Kim summit," 12 June 2018 In the interest of all.’’ Russia seemed unconcerned. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump banters with allies at G-7 meeting and stresses friendship," 9 June 2018 Sitting in Amsterdam, Mr Hastings appears unconcerned about competition. The Economist, "Netflix is moving television beyond time-slots and national markets," 28 June 2018 In the hours following Grisham's response, journalist Liz Plank shared a powerful message, calling the jacket a publicity stunt made by the Trump administration to bait journalists into appearing unconcerned with migrant children. Amira Rasool, Teen Vogue, "Journalist Liz Plank Believes the Media Was Baited by Melania Trump's Zara Jacket," 22 June 2018 Baffert appeared unconcerned when the announcement was made, then pulled out his phone, looked at a message and started laughing with those around him. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Distance is part of the mystique of the Belmont Stakes," 9 June 2018 Pregnancy and birth seemed normal, and Charlie's parent were unconcerned by the routine newborn screening blood test. Peter Rowe, sandiegouniontribune.com, "A Mother's Day gift for a struggling baby: loving attention," 13 May 2018 Kim exudes confidence and has shown himself to be entirely unconcerned with global norms and their consequences. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, "Reporter’s notebook: Covering North Korea, daring to hope for change.," 11 June 2018 Her early photographs of drag queens were presciently unconcerned with gender. New York Times, "Nan Goldin Survived an Overdose to Fight the Opioid Epidemic," 11 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of unconcerned

: not worried or upset : not concerned


un·​con·​cerned | \ˌən-kən-ˈsərnd \

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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