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indifferent
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

5 uses
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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."
  • I can still remember your complete indifference as to whether the sun moved round the earth or the earth round the sun.
    Chapter 8 — First Report of Dr. Watson (12% in)
indifference = lack of interest
  • He had never said as much before, and I must admit that his words gave me keen pleasure, for I had often been piqued by his indifference to my admiration and to the attempts which I had made to give publicity to his methods.
    Chapter 1 — Mr. Sherlock Holmes (22% in)
  • "Some poaching case, no doubt?" said I, with an indifferent manner.
    Chapter 11 — The Man on the Tor (60% in)
  • But incredulity and indifference were evidently my strongest cards.
    Chapter 11 — The Man on the Tor (66% in)
  • He then had it returned and obtained another—a most instructive incident, since it proved conclusively to my mind that we were dealing with a real hound, as no other supposition could explain this anxiety to obtain an old boot and this indifference to a new one.
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (54% in)

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