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unconcern

Profound uninterest or nonchalance out of proportion to societal norms. It is a characteristic of some brain diseases, including certain forms of brain injury, dementias, intoxications, and strokes.
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Obviously that took a lot of getting accustomed to: Where was the colour, the variety, the originality when it came to saying what ought to be done to those who overtake from the wrong side, zig-zag and shift lanes unnecessarily, roll up unconcernedly from the opposite end on a one-way street ...
We spotted a number of them on a Jeep safari but our best view was of one feeding unconcernedly by the roadside on our way back to the safari station.
Crawshaw was later to claim he fled because he "panicked" and was scared but one witness described him laughing with his friend before they slowed to a walk "and then unconcernedly continuing their evening." He chatted to girls and went to pubs, a strip club and a casino before taking a cab home.
Rather it places comparative literature, resolutely and unconcernedly, at the service of its affirmation.
Secretary Rumsfeld unconcernedly replied, "Well, we don't do body counts on other people." Id.
Caroline explained that the decision had not been made "unconcernedly" for the feelings of others.
This is a guy who, when threatened on his home turf by a thug twice his size, unconcernedly steps to his bathroom, drops his trousers and takes a seat.
Unconcernedly, they let it tumble and fall, bothering not at all about the untold miseries and travails this collapse brought for the masses.
I even slipped my camera from my pocket and snapped a few quick pictures of my quarry as he sniffed unconcernedly nearby.
God seems to be unconcernedly asleep during the tribulations inflicted by man on his fellow." (22) Here it is not the sins of Israel that have caused God to turn away his face in anger.
A lamb stands unconcernedly between her front paws, and a white dove flies alongside.
Indigo slopes of island peaks, still air, and two sole points of movement completed the scene: from Bwlch y Saethau and Bwlch Ciliau opposite, pink cloud frothed in a slow fall, seething around the steeps of Cribau; on the ridge of Crib y Ddysgl above me, a fox flicked his brush, glanced down towards where I stood, and in a glisten of rich chestnut he was unconcernedly gone.