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  1. not involved or interested; disinterested.
  2. not caring; unworried; free from solicitude or anxiety.
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Origin of unconcerned

First recorded in 1625–35; un-1 + concerned
Related formsun·con·cern·ed·ly [uhn-kuhn-sur-nid-lee] /ˌʌn kənˈsɜr nɪd li/, adverbun·con·cern·ed·ness, noun


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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.


    Raphael Sabatini

  • I affected, as well as I might, to seem easy and unconcerned.

    Sir Jasper Carew

    Charles James Lever

British Dictionary definitions for unconcerned


  1. lacking in concern or involvement
  2. not worried; untroubled
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Derived Formsunconcernedly (ˌʌnkənˈsɜːnɪdlɪ), adverbunconcernedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unconcerned


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

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