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  • n. Lack of concern; unconcern.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being unconcerned, or of having no share or concern; unconcernedness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of having no interest or concern.

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Examples

  • When all this state and frame of things shall vanish, and we prove to have an utter unconcernment in things below; when the curtain shall be turned aside, and we shall look into another world; the soul's relief lies in God's immutability, -- that we shall find him the same to us in death as he was in life, and much more.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • [147] In the continual prospect hereof do I yet live and rejoice; which, among other advantages unspeakable, hath already given me an unconcernment in those oppositions which the passions or interests of men engage them in, of a very near alliance unto, and scarce distinguishable from, that which the grave will afford.

    Pneumatologia

  • Hereon it will use the world as if it used it not, with an absolute unconcernment in it as unto what shall fall out.

    Gospel Grounds and Evidences of the Faith of God���s Elect

  • Shall he, then, desire that God may part with and lose his glory, so as that, one way or other, he may be saved? bring himself unto an unconcernment what becomes of it?

    Gospel Grounds and Evidences of the Faith of God���s Elect

  • If the people are of mountainous proportions and are unyielding in their attitude of stolidity or unconcernment in the affairs of their business leaders, for the latter naught is left but to assume the role of Mohamet and go to the people.

    Twentieth Century Negro Literature Or, A Cyclopedia of Thought on the Vital Topics Relating to the American Negro

  • But there is the faith that moves mountains, as we glibly acknowledge with unconcernment as to the statement's tremendous truth; and Felix Kennaston had believed in his talisman implicitly from the very first.

    The Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions

  • He hears all such calumnies with a generous unconcernment; and receiving them at one ear, gives them a free and easy passage through the other: they fall upon him like rain or hail upon an oiled garment; they may make a noise indeed, but can find no entrance.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. II.

  • Pardon is still to be accompanied with oblivion; not that it is in our power to forget a thing when we will; but it is in our power to behave ourselves as if we had forgot it; with that friendliness of address, that unconcernment of speech, that openness and respect of carriage that we use to persons that never did those actions which others have only left off to do.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. V.

  • It is he alone who can look death and danger in the face with a rational unconcernment; for he has that which enables him to look him, who is infinitely more terrible than all these together, even a just, an holy, and sin-revenging God, in the face.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. IV.

  • As for the negative part, that we may distinguish this great virtue from all false and mistaken resemblances of it, we shall observe first of all, that this submission, or rather submissive frame of spirit, consists not in an utter insensibility of, or an unconcernment under an affliction.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VI.

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