un·​in·​volved | \ ˌən-in-ˈvälvd How to pronounce uninvolved (audio) , -ˈvȯlvd also -ˈvävd or -ˈvȯvd \

Definition of uninvolved

: not involved an uninvolved spectator … their two daughters … were uninvolved in the family business …— Richard Kluger a simple, uninvolved explanation

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Recent Examples on the Web Drummond logged 17 frustrating minutes in Cleveland’s 129-110 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night, often appearing disengaged and uninvolved in team huddles. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Cleveland Cavaliers to sit Andre Drummond while looking for trade ahead of March 25 deadline," 15 Feb. 2021 In effect, widespread measures affecting millions of immigrants and communities across the country were implemented by a presidential pen in the presence of an uninvolved Congress. Tod Worner, National Review, "A Dangerous Imbalance: Restoring Order to a Republic in Crisis," 25 Oct. 2020 The gunfire also struck an uninvolved vehicle and a nearby house, police said. oregonlive, "Late-night gunfire shuts down Oak Grove streets," 23 Dec. 2020 The citizenry is apathetic and uninvolved or crafty and manipulative. Tod Worner, National Review, "A Dangerous Imbalance: Restoring Order to a Republic in Crisis," 25 Oct. 2020 Corrections staff, uninvolved in the incident, immediately initiated a medical call and began rendering aid to those affected. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "North Alabama jailer charged in lacing of inmates’ cigarettes," 23 Oct. 2020 To debunk Ojabodu’s trumped up charges, protest organizers and allies dug through pictures and video footage shared on Twitter which showed him at different points during the protest, uninvolved in the shootings. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, "Young Nigerian protesters are using social media to dispel misinformation from traditional media," 14 Oct. 2020 Apathetic, uninvolved owners who don’t pay those fees receive liens on their properties, meaning the city must be reimbursed before the property is sold or refinanced. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Salt Lake City Council looks to revise demolition policy on dangerous, abandoned buildings," 7 Oct. 2020 An uninvolved motorist had pulled up nearby and started yelling for the officers. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, "Home entered, keys and SUV stolen: Westlake Police Blotter," 3 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of uninvolved

1793, in the meaning defined above

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“Uninvolved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninvolved. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of uninvolved

: not involved : not having a part in some activity

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