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indifferent
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

9 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."
  • While he was sending a rather indifferent glance around the audience, the tumult redoubled.
    1.1.3 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 3 — Monsieur the Cardinal (30% in)
  • Let us add that if it is according to rule that the architecture of a building should be adapted to its purpose in such a manner that this purpose shall be immediately apparent from the mere aspect of the building, one cannot be too much amazed at a structure which might be indifferently—the palace of a king, a chamber of communes, a town-hall, a college, a riding-school, an academy, a warehouse, a court-house, a museum, a barracks, a sepulchre, a temple, or a theatre.
    1.3.2 — Vol 1 Bk 3 Chpt 2 — A Bird's-Eye View of Paris (89% in)
  • He belonged to one of those middle-class families which were called indifferently, in the impertinent language of the last century, the high ~bourgeoise~ or the petty nobility.
    1.4.2 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 2 — Claude Frollo (1% in)
  • Quasimodo gazed on the whole with an indifferent and astonished air.
    1.6.1 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 1 — An Impartial Glance at.... (95% in)
  • A musical phrase which is very insipid and very bald for indifferent listeners, when it is not ornamented with some ~fioriture~; but Claude was not an indifferent listener.
    2.7.8 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 8 — The Utility of Windows Which.... (21% in)
  • A musical phrase which is very insipid and very bald for indifferent listeners, when it is not ornamented with some ~fioriture~; but Claude was not an indifferent listener.
    2.7.8 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 8 — The Utility of Windows Which.... (21% in)
  • He perceived from the king's cold and indifferent mien that there was no other resource than something very pathetic, and he flung himself at the feet of Louis XI.
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (59% in)
  • The other replied indifferently,— "That may be, sire; in that case, 'tis because the people's hour hath not yet come."
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (85% in)
  • The poor mother assumed as indifferent an air as she could, and replied,— "I know not what you mean."
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (64% in)

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