un·​per·​turbed | \ ˌən-pər-ˈtərbd How to pronounce unperturbed (audio) \

Definition of unperturbed

: not worried, upset, or disquieted : not perturbed continued unperturbed by the interruption

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Recent Examples on the Web President Trump and his ever faithful bulldog Secretary of State Pompeo (seemingly unperturbed by the various North Korean insults launched his way) have both downplayed the significance of the tests. Christopher R. Hill, Time, "President Trump's Ongoing Failure with North Korea Talks," 11 Oct. 2019 Sondland, seemingly unperturbed, instructed the Ukrainians to follow him into a meeting room in the West Wing basement. Author: Greg Miller, Greg Jaffe, Paul Sonne, Anchorage Daily News, "How a CIA analyst, alarmed by Trump’s shadow foreign policy, triggered an impeachment inquiry," 13 Apr. 2016 The signature of the time crystal is subtle and would be tough to measure: Certain correlations in the number of spins pointing up or down will oscillate in time, even though the system remains unperturbed in its least energetic state. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Back to the future: The original time crystal makes a comeback," 27 Nov. 2019 This condition is no secret, but even the typical financial worrywarts have been unperturbed that Netflix is perpetually spending other people’s money to cement itself as a default entertainment option for billions of people. Washington Post, "Netflix Approaches Critical Test of Its Viability," 17 Oct. 2019 The old iron boat has remained in the river unperturbed for more than 101 years prior to Halloween. Doha Madani, NBC News, "Massive ship stranded on rocks for 101 years at Niagra Falls dislodged by severe storms," 3 Nov. 2019 But when his team knocked out the gene coding for osteocalcin in mice, the calcification process remained unperturbed. Diana Kwon, Scientific American, "Fight or Flight May Be In Our Bones," 12 Sep. 2019 In addition to remaining unperturbed by the outside world, this specific subset of cells tended to spike regularly at gamma-range intervals, like a metronome. Diana Kwon, Scientific American, "“Metronome” Neurons Act Like Timekeepers in Mouse Brains," 18 July 2019 And yet the women, like the tree, stand unperturbed, defiant. Sharon Mizota, latimes.com, "María Berrío's dream-like collages deploy paper like paint," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of unperturbed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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14 Feb 2020

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“Unperturbed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unperturbed. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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: calm and relaxed : not upset or worried

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