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without interest
in various senses, including:
  • unconcerned — as in "She is indifferent to what is served to eat."
  • unsympathetic — as in "She is indifferent to his needs."
  • not of good quality (which may imply average or poor quality depending upon context) — as in "an indifferent performance"
  • impartial — as in "We need a judge who is indifferent."
  • I was not wholly indifferent, for I had a hope of being pleasant and useful to Tom.
    2.12 -- Book 2 Chapter 12 -- Down (62% in)
indifferent = without interest
  • Mrs. Gradgrind, weakly smiling, and giving no other sign of vitality, looked (as she always did) like an indifferently executed transparency of a small female figure, without enough light behind it.
    1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 -- Mr. Bounderby (28% in)
  • Utterly indifferent, perfectly selfreliant, never at a loss, and yet never at her ease, with her figure in company with them there, and her mind apparently quite alone — it was of no use 'going in' yet awhile to comprehend this girl, for she baffled all penetration.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- Mr. James Harthouse (48% in)
  • There was no carelessness, no languor, no idle curiosity; none of the many shades of indifference to be seen in all other assemblies, visible for one moment there.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- Men and Brothers (17% in)
  • Careless fellow as I am, I am not so indifferent, Mrs. Bounderby, as to be regardless of this vice in your brother, or inclined to consider it a venial offence.'
    2.7 -- Book 2 Chapter 7 -- Gunpowder (62% in)
  • He had established a confidence with her, that absolutely turned upon her indifference towards her husband, and the absence, now and at all times, of any congeniality between them.
    2.8 -- Book 2 Chapter 8 -- Explosion (3% in)
  • Publicly and privately, it were much better for the age in which he lived, that he and the legion of whom he was one were designedly bad, than indifferent and purposeless.
    2.8 -- Book 2 Chapter 8 -- Explosion (5% in)
  • Nothing more was said on this theme, and Mr. Harthouse was soon idly gay on indifferent subjects.
    2.9 -- Book 2 Chapter 9 -- Hearing the Last of It (45% in)
  • Indifferent to the rain, and moving with a quick determined step, she struck into a side-path parallel with the ride.
    2.11 -- Book 2 Chapter 11 -- Lower and Lower (80% in)
  • However, still true to his conviction that indifference was the genuine high-breeding (the only conviction he had), he seized this crisis as the opportunity for ordering candles and a newspaper.
    3.2 -- Book 3 Chapter 2 -- Very Ridiculous (28% in)
  • The smoke-serpents were indifferent who was lost or found, who turned out bad or good; the melancholy mad elephants, like the Hard Fact men, abated nothing of their set routine, whatever happened.
    3.5 -- Book 3 Chapter 5 -- Found (2% in)

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