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indifferent
used in The Namesake

7 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."
  • Assured by his grades and his apparent indifference to girls, his parents don't suspect Gogol of being, in his own fumbling way, an American teenager.
    Chapter 4 (87% in)
indifference = lack of interest
  • Though she was aware of his gaze as she crossed the room, by the time she managed to steal another look at him he was once again indifferent, focused on his knees.
    Chapter 1 (37% in)
  • Ashoke is indifferent to such indulgences.
    Chapter 1 (52% in)
  • He looks at his classmates, but they seem indifferent, obediently copying down the information as Mr. Lawson continues to speak, looking over one shoulder, his sloppy handwriting filling up the board.
    Chapter 4 (78% in)
  • The Ratliffs are vociferous at the table, opinionated about things his own parents are indifferent to: movies, exhibits at museums, good restaurants, the design of everyday things.
    Chapter 6 (26% in)
  • Initially she'd tolerated his silences at the dinner table, his indifference in bed, his need to speak to his mother and Sonia every evening, and to visit them, on weekends, without her.
    Chapter 8 (1% in)
  • She feels both impatience and indifference for all the days she still must live, for something tells her she will not go quickly as her husband did.
    Chapter 12 (27% in)

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