When Spock Was Disarmed, Was He Unfazed Or Unphased? Or Both? : Memmos To be "unfazed" is to be undaunted or not perturbed. To be "unphased" is not the same thing.
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When Spock Was Disarmed, Was He Unfazed Or Unphased? Or Both?

We wrote this week that a radar technician in Alaska is "unphased by the solitude and pace of work" at the sites he visits.

A reader reminds us that the correct word is "unfazed."

As for Spock, one might say he was "unphased" when a Klingon took his weapon. But when writing about how Spock reacted to being disarmed, the word is "unfazed."