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indifferent
used in Native Son

4 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."
  • All that morning he had lurked behind his curtain of indifference and looked at things, snapping and glaring at whatever had tried to make him come out into the open.
    Book One - Fear (28% in)
indifference = not caring (without interest)
  • These were the rhythms of his life: indifference and violence" periods of abstract brooding and periods of intense desire" moments of silence and moments of anger"like water ebbing and flowing from the tug of a far-away, invisible force.
    Book One - Fear (28% in)
  • His defense of indifference could protect him no longer.
    Book Three - Fate (2% in)
  • But the brutish Negro seemed indifferent to his fate, as though inquests, trials, and even the looming certainty of the electric chair held no terror for him.
    Book Three - Fate (5% in)

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