Definition of unengaged in English:

unengaged

adjective

  • Not occupied or engaged.

    • ‘What I mean is I don't watch many movies these days but, happily for me, I'll be sufficiently unengaged today to watch Mel Gibson's The Passion and Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9 / 11.’
    • ‘Some very small number of unengaged voters may be moved by it.’
    • ‘His unengaged performance dampens the whole show.’
    • ‘In fact, so unengaged is she and so little appreciative of Little Louis' efforts that when she ends up with Dimitri, we feel little other than that she deserves what she has gotten.’
    • ‘Growing up, though, he had no sense of a particularly unengaged family.’
    • ‘The hitherto unengaged viewer is lured or manipulated into the film's most salacious sequences.’
    • ‘I've read both now and feel oddly unengaged by it all.’
    • ‘But I'm willing to suggest it is not just the weather that keeps the SFU community isolated and unengaged.’
    • ‘Adrian Paul seems distant, unengaged (rightfully so from what I've seen of the season thus far).’
    • ‘We knew your recent years were useful to some, but we were left unengaged.’
    • ‘The overwhelming atmosphere on two weekday afternoons was not of a hotbed of political tension, but of a quiet, friendly, politically unengaged mixed community.’
    • ‘But I was left essentially unengaged with what was happening on the stage.’
    • ‘A large body of research on high schools shows that many students are bored, academically unengaged, and deeply alienated in school.’
    • ‘Baumrind has suggested that children of unengaged parents typically lack social assertiveness, whereas children of responsive parents tend to be more sociable.’
    • ‘Because of his lack of proficiency in English, discovered later, Roberto began the semester withdrawn and unengaged.’
    • ‘More simply there is a generally unengaged attitude towards the music.’
    • ‘I think the child that I saw was quite an aloof, unengaged child.’
    • ‘It's not true that the chattering classes are unengaged.’
    • ‘Empty space exists only for the unengaged reader, who lacks imagination, knowledge, and a holistic view and who thus fails to perceive connections and relationships.’
    • ‘Burnside himself said that he did not cross because he had conflicting orders that told him to remain unengaged until specifically ordered otherwise.’
    unmarried, single, unwed, unwedded
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Pronunciation

unengaged

/ʌnɪnˈɡeɪdʒd//ʌnɛnˈɡeɪdʒd/