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involved

[in-volvd] /ɪnˈvɒlvd/
adjective
1.
very intricate or complex:
an involved reply.
2.
implicated:
involved in crime.
3.
concerned in some affair, especially in a way likely to cause danger or unpleasantness:
I didn't call the police because I didn't want to get involved.
4.
committed or engaged, as in a political cause or artistic movement:
The civil rights demonstration attracted the involved young people of the area.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; involve + -ed2
Related forms
involvedly
[in-vol-vid-lee, -volvd-] /ɪnˈvɒl vɪd li, -ˈvɒlvd-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
involvedness, noun
noninvolved, adjective
uninvolved, adjective
Synonyms
1. complicated, knotty, tangled, perplexing.
Antonyms
1. simple.
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Examples for uninvolved
  • He is quiet, uninvolved and likes to be alone with a mysterious paper bag.
British Dictionary definitions for uninvolved

uninvolved

/ˌʌnɪnˈvɒlvd/
adjective
1.
not included or involved uninvolved bystanders

involved

/ɪnˈvɒlvd/
adjective
1.
complicated; difficult to comprehend an involved literary style
2.
(usually postpositive) concerned or implicated one of the men involved
3.
(euphemistic) (postpositive) foll by with. having sexual relations she was involved with a number of men
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Word Origin and History for uninvolved

involved

adj.

"complicated," 1640s, past participle adjective from involve.

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