Definitions

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  • adj. Not interesting or affecting; insignificant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not interesting or affecting; insignificant; not belonging to one.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not interesting; not affecting; not belonging to one.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ concerning

Examples

  • Other ambassadors -- particularly those of Venice -- pander to their Governments 'wishes in this respect, conscious that there is a sycophancy in slander contrasted with which the ordinary sycophancy of flattery is as water to wine; they diligently send home every scrap of indecent or scandalous rumour they can pick up in the Roman ante-chambers, however unlikely, uncorroborated, or unconcerning the business of an ambassador.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia

  • Other ambassadors -- particularly those of Venice -- pander to their Governments 'wishes in this respect, conscious that there is a sycophancy in slander contrasted with which the ordinary sycophancy of flattery is as water to wine; they diligently send home every scrap of indecent or scandalous rumour they can pick up in the Roman ante - chambers, however unlikely, uncorroborated, or unconcerning the business of an ambassador.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia

  • He looks only at the soul; all outward distinctions of rank and place, fortune, pride, poverty, disappear as unconcerning things; he sees all men as in the light of the judgment day.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • And sly Affability, which is not only to be used in common and unconcerning speech, but upon all occasions.

    George Washington's Rules of Civility

  • Donne calls "unconcerning things, matters of fact," -- between substantial personages, whose contact or even neighborhood is influential, and the supernumeraries that serve first to fill up a stage and afterwards the interstices of a biographical dictionary.

    Among My Books Second Series

  • And he presently after we had seated our selves, shutting the Books that lay open, and turning to us with a smiling countenance seemed ready to begin some such unconcerning discourse as is wont to pass or rather waste the time in promiscuous companies.

    The Sceptical Chymist or Chymico-Physical Doubts & Paradoxes, Touching the Spagyrist's Principles Commonly call'd Hypostatical; As they are wont to be Propos'd and Defended by the Generality of Alchymists. Whereunto is præmis'd Part of another Discourse relating to the same Subject.

  • The woman who died was the result of a careless, unconcerning man.

    KKTV - HomePage - Headlines

  • Ask Moxie (can't find exact link, sorry), unconcerning for a breastfed baby.

    Indigo Girl

  • Yea what a Hypocrite and unconcerning President Bush is THousands killed on our home soil and he couldn’t even focus in capturing Binladen, Now that was Truely a Slap in the American people’s face and the living families of those lost, that His Presidency did not care to capture a Mass Murderer of America!

    The long fruitless hunt for Osama bin Laden

  • The Web is really great at finding out who played the role of Gilligan on 'Gilligan's Island,' but not so good at weighing the evidence to give you good information about concerning and unconcerning health situations. "

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