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used in 1984 by Orwell

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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."
  • Nothing that he does is indifferent.
    p. 210.9
indifferent = without interest
  • 'I was working,' said Winston indifferently.
    p. 49.3
  • 'Black market,' she said indifferently.
    p. 121.9
  • 'They're all over the place,' said Julia indifferently as she lay down again.
    p. 144.3
  • With one hand in her pocket and a piece of bread and jam in the other, Julia wandered about the room, glancing indifferently at the bookcase, pointing out the best way of repairing the gateleg table, plumping herself down in the ragged arm-chair to see if it was comfortable, and examining the absurd twelve-hour clock with a sort of tolerant amusement.
    p. 145.6
  • What opinions the masses hold, or do not hold, is looked on as a matter of indifference.
    p. 210.7
  • Which side is winning is a matter of complete indifference to them.
    p. 215.9
  • 'What are the stars?' said O'Brien indifferently.
    p. 265.9

There are no more uses of "indifferent" in 1984 by Orwell.

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