uninvolved

adjective

un·​in·​volved ˌən-in-ˈvälvd How to pronounce uninvolved (audio)
-ˈvȯlvd,
 also  -ˈvävd,
 or  -ˈvȯvd
: not involved
an uninvolved spectator
… their two daughters … were uninvolved in the family business …Richard Kluger
a simple, uninvolved explanation

Examples of uninvolved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The league penalty for betting on games in which a player was uninvolved — including pro or amateur games going down as far as youth leagues — is a year’s suspension. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2024 Locally, Independence has paid out six figures multiple times after fleeing drivers have injured or killed uninvolved motorists. Katie Moore, Kansas City Star, 15 Feb. 2024 Israel says most of those killed have been militants, but stone-throwing youths protesting the incursions and people uninvolved in confrontations have also died. Time, 4 July 2023 The Star-Telegram requested the policy in part to explore the ways in which the standards address the potential for people uninvolved in a vehicle pursuit to be injured. Emerson Clarridge, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 12 Feb. 2024 Why is New Babylon looking for Negan with old-timey wanted posters, but the CRM is totally uninvolved? Erik Kain, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 Of those, six were suspects while the rest were passengers in suspect vehicles or uninvolved bystanders. Katie Moore, Kansas City Star, 15 Feb. 2024 The pursuit ended when the suspect’s truck struck two pedestrians and an uninvolved vehicle. Emerson Clarridge, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 12 Feb. 2024 That led them to believe that the cerebellum was somewhat isolated and uninvolved in these higher cognitive functions. Rebecca Boyle, Quanta Magazine, 24 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uninvolved was in 1793

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“Uninvolved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninvolved. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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