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[uhn-kuh n-surn] /ˌʌn kənˈsɜrn/
absence of feeling or concern; indifference.
freedom from anxiety.
Origin of unconcern
1660-70; un-1 + concern
1. nonchalance, insouciance. See indifference. Unabridged
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  • He was walking slowly and with apparent unconcern, though the iron hailed around him.
  • But the thing was not for whom he spoke, but what it was he said, with such callous unconcern.
  • It was done in tranquil, matter-of-fact fashion, and the snakes behaved with equally tranquil unconcern.
  • The friend changes his expression of alarm for one of utter unconcern.
  • He'd secretly suspected some turning away of the gods, unconcern or incompetence in high places.
  • Not that he's unconcerned about foreign affairs, but because the economy is so basic to industrial society.
  • The record is convincing that the violations were not the result of intentional actions or unconcern.
  • They will go back and forth between reasons for concern and justification for unconcern.
British Dictionary definitions for unconcern


apathy or indifference
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