Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Feeling or showing no interest or involvement; unconcerned.

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  • adjective Not involved.
  • adjective Emotionally distant.
  • adjective Of potential mates, available because not in a committed relationship.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not involved
  • adjective showing lack of emotional involvement

Etymologies

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un- + involved

Examples

  • It remains my personal conviction that America's entry into World War I was was one the most fateful decisions of the 20th Century - if America had remain uninvolved, Hitler is extremely unlikely to have risen to power.

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  • Lamb, who tried to remain uninvolved politically, tolerated his abrasiveness, and that friendship managed to survive, if only just barely in the face of Hazlitt’s growing bitterness, short temper, and propensity for hurling invective at friends and foes alike.

    william hazlitt | the man of letters « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • Lamb, who tried to remain uninvolved politically, tolerated his abrasiveness, and that friendship managed to survive, if only just barely in the face of Hazlitt’s growing bitterness, short temper, and propensity for hurling invective at friends and foes alike.

    March « 2009 « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • The overburdened Courts may have a perverse incentive to remain uninvolved, apparently hoping the targeted victim will collapse and give in to the lawsuit terrorist’s demands.

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  • She says parenting is about balancing and that "uninvolved" mothers are really "unattached" mothers.

    Motherhood is Boring - Globe and Mail article, by popular demand

  • She says parenting is about balancing and that "uninvolved" mothers are really "unattached" mothers.

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  • He prided himself on being neither Roman — which meant for him intellectual and 'uninvolved' — nor Neapolitan — which meant naive and sloppy.

    Zest for Death

  • In March, Israel's military said the overall Palestinian death toll was 1,166, of whom 295 were "uninvolved" civilians.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Concerning the war in Iraq; you are probably one of "uninvolved" moaners who are stressing out because al-Qaida got thrashed before the November elections.

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  • He left no stones unturned as he interviewed those directly involved and extended his snowball sampling to secondary and tertiary parties, such as uninvolved gang members.

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