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indifferent
used in Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

11 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."
  • They are as indifferent as rain.
    Chapter 6 (25% in)
indifferent = unsympathetic or unconcerned
  • His restraint, his courtesy, his indifference, all of which pushed her into fantasy.
    Chapter 1 (38% in)
  • And heard as well her shouts when the baby, who they had believed was dead also, inched its way headfirst out of a still, silent, and indifferent cave of flesh, dragging her own cord and her own afterbirth behind her.
    Chapter 1 (90% in)
  • Guitar stopped feigning indifference.
    Chapter 2 (23% in)
  • Everything he did at home was met with quiet understanding from his mother and his sisters (or indifference and criticism from his father).
    Chapter 3 (73% in)
  • The women in the wine house were indifferent to nothing and understood nothing.
    Chapter 3 (73% in)
  • Annoyed by Milkman's indifference, he relieved his agitation by straightening up the room.
    Chapter 5 (9% in)
  • She toyed, sometimes, with her unsucked breasts, but at some point her lethargy dissipated of its own accord and in its place was wilderness, the focused meanness of a flood or an avalanche of snow which only observers, flying in a rescue helicopter, believed to be an indifferent natural phenomenon, but which the victims, in their last gulp of breath, knew was both directed and personal.
    Chapter 5 (37% in)
  • One wholly dependent on money for life, the other indifferent to it.
    Chapter 5 (67% in)
  • Except for women, whom they liked to win with charm but keep with indifference.
    Chapter 8 (29% in)
  • Guitar had accused him of selfishness and indifference; told him he wasn't serious, and didn't have any fellow feeling—none whatsoever.
    Chapter 12 (54% in)

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