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indifferent
used in The Chocolate War

3 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."
  • Until this particular roll call, the class had been neutral, indifferent toward Jerry's position, maintaining a live-and-let-live attitude.
    Chapter 30 (54% in)
indifferent = impartial or unconcerned (without interest)
  • Every morning he dreaded the roll call, the necessity of facing Brother Leon, saying No and watching Leon's reaction—how the teacher tried to pass off Jerry's rebellion as if it didn't matter, putting on a pathetic pretense of indifference but a pretense that was so transparent, so phony.
    Chapter 18 (48% in)
  • Pretending indifference to Obie's report but his thoughts racing, pondering the possibilities.
    Chapter 21 (85% in)

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