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indifferent
used in A Room of One's Own

6 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."
  • The indifference of the world which Keats and Flaubert and other men of genius have found so hard to bear was...
    3 (72% in)
indifference = lack of interest
  • That a famous library has been cursed by a woman is a matter of complete indifference to a famous library.
    1 (23% in)
  • Thus, though we do not know what Shakespeare went through when he wrote LEAR, we do know what Carlyle went through when he wrote the FRENCH REVOLUTION; what Flaubert went through when he wrote MADAME BOVARY; what Keats was going through when he tried to write poetry against the coming death and the indifference of the world.
    3 (66% in)
  • Further, accentuating all these difficulties and making them harder to bear is the world's notorious indifference.
    3 (68% in)
  • The indifference of the world which Keats and Flaubert and other men of genius have found so hard to bear was in her case not indifference but hostility.
    3 (73% in)
  • London was wholly indifferent, it appeared, to Shakespeare's plays.
    6 (1% in)

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