unfussed

adjective

un·​fussed ˌən-ˈfəst How to pronounce unfussed (audio)
1
: not agitated or upset : not fussed
How you had to be completely calm and unfussed yet draw out the day by doing masses of different things until the last moment.John Le Carré
… very small, unfussed, with no apparent memory … of his intrusion the night before.V. S. Naipaul
2
: not concerned with small details : not fussy
… evoked in a friendly, unfussed prose whose wit is so discreet that we could easily miss it altogether.Michael Wood

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The unfussed runs, the gentle gliding in and out of that golden falsetto, the patient poise of the verses, and the catharsis of the choruses are a lot like observing a fearless pilot in aerobatics, or a death-defying skate part. Craig Jenkins, Vulture, 15 Oct. 2021 Since the early ’80s, the style has largely gone unfussed with. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 4 May 2021 The Biden administration has been calm, and relatively unfussed by Iran's screaming deadlines and declarations of further nuclear activity. Nick Paton Walsh, International Security Editor, CNN, 6 Apr. 2021 In a season where menswear has infiltrated womens' wardrobes more than ever before, her look is instructive: Dessauvages embodies that Gallic capacity to be both impossibly chic and determinedly unfussed. Vogue, 23 May 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unfussed was in 1907

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Cite this Entry

“Unfussed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfussed. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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