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unconcern

[uhn-kuh n-surn] /ˌʌn kənˈsɜrn/
noun
1.
absence of feeling or concern; indifference.
2.
freedom from anxiety.
Origin of unconcern
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70; un-1 + concern
Synonyms
1. nonchalance, insouciance. See indifference.
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Examples from the Web for unconcern
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  • His movements were the movements of unconcern, but there was no unconcern within him.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • It took her five minutes to play out her innocence and unconcern.

    All Cats Are Gray Andre Alice Norton
  • Joe humped his back with a movement expressive of unconcern.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • His unconcern was leaving him under the deliberate purpose of this man.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • The birds were plucking at their feathers with an unconcern all too apparent.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • Both horses were grazing together with an unconcern that was truly equine.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • Anne told him her tale succinctly, and his unconcern crumbled.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • When I tried to preserve the semblance of unconcern he became positively cruel.

    The Shadow-Line Joseph Conrad
  • So he walked quietly, and lit a cigarette so as to assume an air of unconcern.

    The White Lie William Le Queux
  • They all agreed to this, and sauntered on with a simulated air of unconcern.

    The Carroll Girls Mabel Quiller-Couch
British Dictionary definitions for unconcern

unconcern

/ˌʌnkənˈsɜːn/
noun
1.
apathy or indifference
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