What Does INB Mean in a Text?

INB means "I'm Not Bothered."

The abbreviation INB is used with the meaning "I'm Not Bothered" as a response to a question or a statement to indicate that the sender is not interested in what has been said.

INB is typically used to show genuine indifference or disinterest; however, it is also often used when someone is interested in or bothered by what has been said, but doesn't want to admit it.

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When I write INB, I mean this:

meaning of INB

INB isn't always used truthfully.

Summary of Key Points

"I'm Not Bothered" is the most common definition for INB on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:I'm Not Bothered
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of INB in Sentences

Here are examples of INB being used in conversations:
  • Hayley: Do you want tea or coffee?
  • Monica: INB, as long as I get a hot drink.
  • Vanya: If you don't wear the uniform, you can't come on the trip.
  • Holly: INB.

An Academic Look at INB

INB is an abbreviation of the sentence "I'm Not Bothered" (or "I Am Not Bothered"). It is often used as as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). In other words, it is not always used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Eye En Bee"), INB is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "I'm Not Bothered" or something like "I Don't Care" instead of using INB.

Example of INB Used in a Text

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