Grammar Patterns

ADJ about n

The 'philosophical' group

These adjectives indicate that someone is calm and relaxed about a situation, or does not care about it.
I hope I never become complacent about injustice.
They are like the old gold prospectors, full of optimism about striking lucky, but nonchalant about the dangers.
Like all gardeners, Thelma has learned to be philosophical about setbacks, knowing that these, like the successes, are all an essential part of maintaining a garden.
Most smokers are unconcerned about the effect of constant smoking on their own health and that of other people.
The preposition about is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
If that were a true picture of heaven, an awful lot of people would be lukewarm about going there.
The family seemed quite philosophical about being exiled.
  • apathetic
  • blasé
  • calm
  • casual
  • complacent
  • cool
  • dispassionate
  • fatalistic
  • half-hearted
  • incurious
  • indifferent
  • insouciant
  • lukewarm
  • neutral
  • nonchalant
  • offhand
  • patient
  • philosophical
  • phlegmatic
  • relaxed
  • stoic
  • stoical
  • unconcerned
  • uncurious
  • unfazed
  • unperturbed
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