Definition of unconcern in English:



  • A lack of worry or interest, especially when surprising or callous.

    • ‘None can stand aside with unconcern; the interests of everyone hang on the result.’
    • ‘If the other people in the group are also presenting a facade of unconcern, the bystander will incorrectly interpret their appearance of unconcern as a sign that there is no emergency.’
    • ‘We've come to delight in having a few tea lights burning of an evening but it's essential, given the majestic unconcern with which Dolly wields her fluffy tail, to protect the flames inside a glass lantern.’
    • ‘There is a climate of simplification, of elimination, of utter freedom and even unconcern, which forms one of the fundamental features of the entire Vedic experience.’
    • ‘This concern often stands in marked contrast with the callous and greedy unconcern of the current wielders of power and influence in the Middle East.’
    • ‘But unconcern about the evidence is of course hardly new among Leftists.’
    • ‘Not a lot of details about corruption and zealotry and black books and unconcern for the poor in there.’
    • ‘The near enemy is indifference, which is based on intentional unconcern.’
    • ‘Nature's primal fury, man's unbridled fear, political apathy, bureaucratic inertia, rural angst, urban unconcern all found their way into the cascade of grief unleashed by the twenty-one poets.’
    • ‘It seems that Frank had a West Indian touch to him, to the way he batted and the way he lived, to his splendid unconcern for the record books and his fondness for rum.’
    • ‘But the lack of substance ultimately adds to the mood: flamboyant unconcern underlined by apocalyptic decadence.’
    • ‘On the contrary, I find the very unconcern profoundly disturbing.’
    • ‘Any man would be gutted by even one such loss, but Norman has always affected a public air of unconcern whenever the subject comes up.’
    • ‘So when the totem tumbles, consistency alone would seem to justify something more regretful than a shrug of unconcern.’
    • ‘Beneath a placid surface of seeming unconcern over the earnings downturn and cost squeeze, there is growing turmoil within Scotland's financial services industry.’
    • ‘As early as 1959, Grass had his first and most slippery narrator, Oscar Matzerath in The Tin Drum, allude to this maritime disaster, though only in passing and with feigned unconcern.’
    • ‘Is not a Patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and, when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help?’
    • ‘The police are of course a picture of unconcern when it comes to illegal encroachments and pavement vendors who have taken over the entire footpath, even on arterial roads.’
    • ‘‘Nothing's wrong with your friend, honey, so now take her up to your room and don't forget to be nice,’ my mom scolds me, a look of unconcern on her face.’
    • ‘With what blithe unconcern, too, it has disregarded the one-pointers.’
    indifference, apathy, lack of concern, lack of interest, uninterestedness, nonchalance, equanimity, insouciance, lack of involvement, passivity, dispassionateness, dispassion, detachment, aloofness, remoteness, reserve
    View synonyms