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Definition 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."
  • About a third are in favor of the change, a third are opposed, and a third are indifferent.
indifferent = without interest
  • Before meeting us, she felt alone in an indifferent world.
  • indifferent = unconcerned or unsympathetic
  • It is of indifferent quality.
  • She was indifferent to his anger.
  • indifferent = without interest
  • I can no longer remain indifferent to her incompetence.
  • "Men to the left! Women to the right!" Eight words spoken quietly, indifferently, without emotion. Eight short, simple words. Yet that was the moment when I parted from my mother.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • indifferently = without interest
  • I try to sound indifferent, but my voice cracks.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • indifferent = unconcerned
  • But he is not indifferent, there is a mark of pain between his eyes.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • indifferent = without concern
  • Indifference to one's neighbor and his troubles is a conditioned reflex in life in New York as it is in other big cities.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • indifference = lack of interest or concern
  • The pure, colorless vastness of the sky stretched over him, indifferent to him and his suffering.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • indifferent = unsympathetic (without interest)
  • I wanted to see his face, to see if he'd gone back to the cold, indifferent person I'd known for the last several weeks.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • indifferent = unconcerned (without interest)
  • Well, I went, left all that I loved, and went to those to whom, at best, I was only indifferent.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • indifferent = without interest
  • We cannot remain indifferent to the grievous blows that have afflicted so many good Dominican homes . . . . .
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • indifferent = uninterested (unconcerned and unsympathetic)
  • And dangers are to me indifferent.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • indifferent = of no concern
  • He had seen many men die of wounds, and had watched the turning of their spirits from active desire to live to indifference.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • indifference = lack of concern
  • I can still remember your complete indifference as to whether the sun moved round the earth or the earth round the sun.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • indifference = lack of interest
  • She would come home as impassive and indifferent as ever. Day after day she simply sat at the dining table without showing the slightest interest in what might happen.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • indifferent = without interest
  • It destroys our self-pride, our arrogance, our indifference toward others.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • indifference = lack of concern and interest
  • ...listening in the dark for groans of life in the indifferent silence of the dead.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • indifferent = unconcerned (showing no interest)
  • Yes; from being the most indifferent, he was become the most interested.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
indifferent = unconcerned

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