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an unconcerned coolness
an unruffled coolness
an imperturbable coolness
a stoic coolness
an impassive coolness
a dispassionate coolness
unconcerned parents
uninterested parents
carefree parents
complacent parents
indifferent parents
an unconcerned spectator
a disinterested spectator
an indifferent spectator
an uninterested spectator
an apathetic spectator
a disengaged spectator
an unconcerned universe
an indifferent universe
an uncaring universe
a heedless universe
an apathetic universe
a disinterested universe

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How does the adjective unconcerned contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of unconcerned are aloof, detached, disinterested, incurious, and indifferent. While all these words mean "not showing or feeling interest," unconcerned suggests a lack of sensitivity or regard for others' needs or troubles.

unconcerned about the homeless

When might aloof be a better fit than unconcerned?

The words aloof and unconcerned are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, aloof suggests a cool reserve arising from a sense of superiority or disdain for inferiors or from shyness.

aloof from his coworkers

When would detached be a good substitute for unconcerned?

While in some cases nearly identical to unconcerned, detached implies an objective attitude achieved through absence of prejudice or selfishness.

observed family gatherings with detached amusement

When is disinterested a more appropriate choice than unconcerned?

The meanings of disinterested and unconcerned largely overlap; however, disinterested implies a circumstantial freedom from concern for personal or especially financial advantage that enables one to judge or advise without bias.

judged by a panel of disinterested observers

In what contexts can incurious take the place of unconcerned?

The synonyms incurious and unconcerned are sometimes interchangeable, but incurious implies an inability to take a normal interest due to dullness of mind or to self-centeredness.

incurious about the world

When can indifferent be used instead of unconcerned?

While the synonyms indifferent and unconcerned are close in meaning, indifferent implies neutrality of attitude from lack of inclination, preference, or prejudice.

indifferent to the dictates of fashion

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“Unconcerned.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/unconcerned. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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