unconcerned

adjective
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.

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The museum was hardly unaware of or unconcerned by this history. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "‘Open Casket’ and the Question of Empathy," 28 Mar. 2017 Today, almost 75 percent of U.S. homes have air conditioning, but for an appliance that has become a near necessity for Americans, one of the first of its kind was surprisingly unconcerned with human comfort. Haleema Shah, Smithsonian, "The Unexpected History of the Air Conditioner," 24 June 2019 Even Donald Trump, famously unconcerned about giving offense, wasn’t up front about leaping into the 2016 race. John Warner, chicagotribune.com, "From Pete Buttigieg to Kamala Harris, it's the season of campaign books. But why bother?," 13 June 2019 Apparently unaware of, or unconcerned with, the advantages offered by the canny use of public diplomacy, coercive tactics have become a main feature of his Presidency. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, "Mexico, Cuba, and Trump’s Increasing Preference for Punishment Over Diplomacy," 11 June 2019 On the topic of the Varchie breakup, KJ Apa has seemed mostly unconcerned. Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, "Watch Veronica and Reggie Embrace in New "Riverdale" Season 3 Part 2 Trailer," 9 Jan. 2019 And still, Feinstein is apparently unconcerned over those charges. Fox News, "Women who know Kavanaugh rush to his defense," 18 Sep. 2018 Gambino dances away, appearing unconcerned, as children dispose of the evidence. Solomon Jones, Philly.com, "'This is America' makes us uncomfortable, in a good way | Solomon Jones," 8 May 2018 But while this year’s holiday cups have only been out one day, people seem relatively unconcerned about them so far. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "How Starbucks’s annual holiday cup became a battleground for the heart and soul of America," 2 Nov. 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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unconcerned

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unconcerned

: not worried or upset : not concerned

unconcerned

adjective
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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