uninvolved

adjective
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

Examples of uninvolved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her adolescent sons wanted to buy a cellphone for their uninvolved and distant (divorced) father. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Child-free couple wants better family time," 22 Sep. 2019 Her adolescent sons wanted to buy a cellphone for their uninvolved and distant (divorced) father. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Childfree couple wants better family time," 22 Sep. 2019 Her adolescent sons wanted to buy a cellphone for their uninvolved and distant (divorced) father. Ask Amy, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Why, oh why, can parents of young children talk about nothing but young children?!?!?," 22 Sep. 2019 Her adolescent sons wanted to buy a cellphone for their uninvolved and distant (divorced) father. Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, "Ask Amy: I found photos of my mom that I wasn’t supposed to see," 22 Sep. 2019 The couple overpowered the two guards, tied them up and put them in the back of the van with a third uninvolved prisoner. CBS News, "New photos show married murder suspects who escaped prison van," 2 Sep. 2019 The unlucky ones — flailing in uninvolved families, struggling with mental health problems, or stewing in a pit of low-self-esteem — are especially vulnerable to predators’ attention. Stephanie Ebbert, BostonGlobe.com, "Girls today are seemingly the fiercest America has ever produced. Why can’t we protect them?," 16 Aug. 2019 In a sentencing memo, Drous argued that her client was relatively uninvolved in the scheme, had suffered from PTSD growing up and had taken steps to better himself while on pretrial release, including getting a job at a Berkeley lumber yard. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, "Man gets federal prison in Mexico/Antioch meth trafficking case," 7 Aug. 2019 Despite dozens of shots being fired, just one uninvolved person received a minor injury. Emily Deruy, The Mercury News, "7 arrested in connection with shooting outside San Mateo bar," 27 July 2019

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First Known Use of uninvolved

1793, in the meaning defined above

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20 Nov 2019

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“Uninvolved.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninvolved. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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uninvolved

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of uninvolved

: not involved : not having a part in some activity

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