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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
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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  • Kéroulan was as unconcerned as if he had written a poetic line.

    Visionaries James Huneker
  • How was it that the insurance companies were so unconcerned?

    Bremen Cotton Exchange Andreas Wilhelm Cramer
  • Tracy was surprised to see her arrange her skirts and settle back against the cushions in the most unconcerned manner possible.

    The Black Moth Georgette Heyer
  • Gonzaga, all unconcerned in this, eyed Fortemani in expectation of his answer.

    Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
  • He was as unconcerned about it as if discussing the most trivial happening of the day.

    The Man From Brodney's George Barr McCutcheon
  • Yet unconcerned in blessed carelessness Man hunteth after pleasure.

    The Buddha Paul Carus
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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