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  1. absence of feeling or concern; indifference.
  2. freedom from anxiety.
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Origin of unconcern

First recorded in 1660–70; un-1 + concern


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Related Words

nonchalance, apathy, indifference, insouciance

Examples from the Web for unconcern

Historical Examples

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for unconcern


  1. apathy or indifference
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