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[uhn-kuh n-surn] /ˌʌn kənˈsɜrn/
absence of feeling or concern; indifference.
freedom from anxiety.
Origin of unconcern
First recorded in 1660-70; un-1 + concern
1. nonchalance, insouciance. See indifference. Unabridged
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  • I went to her and perhaps--I don't know--perhaps I rather overdid my unconcern.

  • Still, they penetrated the armor of unconcern with which he had girded himself.

    Penny of Top Hill Trail Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • Nicholas D—— answered every question with the utmost frankness and unconcern.

  • She offered no defense of young Belden, and this unconcern puzzled him.

    The Forester's Daughter Hamlin Garland
  • Even before herself she had kept up that manner of unconcern and had come to be influenced by her own front.

    Fidelity Susan Glaspell
  • Affecting an air of unconcern he turned away and bade his comrades follow.

    The Fugitives R.M. Ballantyne
  • The Danes were staring at him also, and he was grinning at them with white teeth through thick lips in all unconcern.

    A Prince of Cornwall Charles W. Whistler
  • His movements were the movements of unconcern, but there was no unconcern within him.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • Hollingsworth Chase alone maintained a stubborn air of confidence and unconcern.

    The Man From Brodney's George Barr McCutcheon
  • It took her five minutes to play out her innocence and unconcern.

    All Cats Are Gray Andre Alice Norton
British Dictionary definitions for unconcern


apathy or indifference
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