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Not connected or concerned with someone or something, especially on an emotional level:‘convicted killers in documentaries sound uninvolved and mechanical’
uninterested, indifferent, unconcerned, unmoved, unresponsive, impassive, passive, detached, uninvolved, disinterested, unfeeling, unemotional, emotionless, dispassionate, lukewarm, cool, uncaring, half-hearted, lackadaisical, non-committalView synonyms
- ‘The stoic philosophy also say to remain uninvolved emotionally in your fate, and you will live an untroubled life.’
- ‘Note that my concept of God here is a completely detached and uninvolved entity, which, if there was a god, is the only form I could see it taking.’
- ‘It's for getting involved not just in politics (no-one is ever really uninvolved in politics), but in legislation.’
- ‘The study found that romantically involved teenagers showed a bigger increase in depression levels and delinquency problems than those who were uninvolved.’
- ‘One group is generally aloof, somewhat uninvolved and detached from their child and the child's emotional needs.’
- ‘Soft targets - the unprotected, the innocent, the uninvolved - become targets because they are available.’
- ‘They will alter the political climate of the country and, since all of our futures would be affected by the outcome, it would be very hard to stay uninvolved.’
- ‘Life on the set is pervaded by what the uninvolved might well view as superstition.’
- ‘Though she sings with a glorious range of tone and pinpoint accuracy, hers is a strangely uninvolved performance.’
- ‘What dreary, conservative, uninvolved lives previous generations led in comparison.’
- ‘Yes, but putting it in the middle of such a jauntily uninvolved album is a big mistake.’
- ‘I thought you might have been interested on the way things work in such a small uninvolved country.’
- ‘It seems funny to say that you can sometimes feel uninvolved when you're on stage, but it's true; sometimes songs skip by unnoticed.’
- ‘In my experience, you can't - even when both partners agree to keep it casual and emotionally uninvolved.’
- ‘Government offices uninvolved in the crisis were closed anyway because of Columbus Day, an official but not widely observed holiday.’
- ‘Secondly, the uninvolved observer will conclude that Graham got a raw deal.’
- ‘These proposals are a hybrid born out of not being able to provide a more relevant domestic league while being uninvolved at the top European level.’
- ‘But I'm not sure that the uninvolved are always in the right.’
- ‘I teach young adults, most of whom have been very uninvolved in voting and politics.’
- ‘She seemed unperturbed, even uninvolved, as if pondering Australia's decision to come off for bad light.’
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