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.
Recent Examples on the Web There’s nothing to lose beyond the reputation of NFL owners who too often appear to be unconcerned about the racial optics associated with their key football leadership positions. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "Opinion: NFL incentive plan for minority hiring is like another type of Hail Mary pass," 16 May 2020 Biden remains consistent in being unconcerned about critics of how stimulus money was spent. Emily Larsen, Washington Examiner, "Solyndra who? Biden focuses on stimulus loan cronyism with Obama-era criticism forgotten," 13 May 2020 Christine and Betsy Larsen are refreshingly unconcerned with what’s new and hot in the food world, and much more concerned with making sure that the catch is fresh and that their long line of customers is well fed. Molly Baz, Bon Appétit, "My Favorite (Only?) Way to Escape Right Now Is Making This Seafood Chowder," 27 Apr. 2020 Trump seemed unconcerned about the heat of the moment, however. Susan Page, USA TODAY, "Trump on the defensive: A White House coronavirus briefing becomes a campaign rally," 14 Apr. 2020 Many of the city’s denizens seem unconcerned with the requirements of a Ramadan under the coronavirus. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, "Muslims worldwide adjust monthlong Ramadan plans due to coronavirus risks," 22 Apr. 2020 Many non-black Muslims seemed either unaware of or unconcerned by the racist flyers that were sent in support of Bush’s candidacy during the Republican primary in South Carolina. Laila Lalami, Harper's Magazine, "Bright Stars," 30 Mar. 2020 Hinch seemed unconcerned about the results themselves. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' Brad Peacock headed for more minor league rehab," 13 Aug. 2019 Da Cecco was closed, so Papi met up with a friend—another man in his seventies who has lived in Feltre for his entire life and is unconcerned about the outbreak. Kenneth R. Rosen, The New Yorker, "Under Lockdown in Italy’s Coronavirus-Quarantine Zone," 27 Feb. 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 5 Jun. 2020.

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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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