un·​fussed ˌən-ˈfəst How to pronounce unfussed (audio)
: 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
: 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

Examples of unfussed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The design is sleek, unfussed luxury, but my luggage was far from the same. Brandon Schultz, Travel + Leisure, 11 Mar. 2024 For ten years, this band didn’t miss, tapping into an endless well of inspiration and never ceasing to come back out with an enticing array of rockers that managed to feel heavy without being heavy, that hit hard employing mixes that were disconcertingly unfussed and bare bones. Craig Jenkins, Vulture, 11 June 2021 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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“Unfussed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfussed. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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