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unconcerned

[uhn-kuh n-surnd] /ˌʌn kənˈsɜrnd/
adjective
1.
not involved or interested; disinterested.
2.
not caring; unworried; free from solicitude or anxiety.
Origin of unconcerned
1625-1635
First recorded in 1625-35; un-1 + concerned
Related forms
unconcernedly
[uhn-kuh n-sur-nid-lee] /ˌʌn kənˈsɜr nɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
unconcernedness, noun
Synonyms
2. untroubled, unperturbed, composed, carefree.
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Examples from the Web for unconcerned
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  • I shall endeavour to be only an observer: Happy, if I could be an unconcerned one!

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • How was it that the insurance companies were so unconcerned?

    Bremen Cotton Exchange Andreas Wilhelm Cramer
  • Heathcroft, in spite of the close play, was as bland and unconcerned as ever.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Gonzaga, all unconcerned in this, eyed Fortemani in expectation of his answer.

    Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
  • I affected, as well as I might, to seem easy and unconcerned.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • He looked as unconcerned and unapproachable as only the young can look.

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for unconcerned

unconcerned

/ˌʌnkənˈsɜːnd/
adjective
1.
lacking in concern or involvement
2.
not worried; untroubled
Derived Forms
unconcernedly (ˌʌnkənˈsɜːnɪdlɪ) adverb
unconcernedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unconcerned
adj.

1630s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of concern.

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