toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

indifferent
used in And The Mountains Echoed

7 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
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."
  • Parwana gazes up at the morning stars, fading, pale, blinking at her indifferently.
    Chapter 3 (4% in)
indifferently = without interest

(editor's note:  This is a common theme in literature—the physical world's lack of concern for humanity's troubles.)
  • His eyes looked out on the same world as Mother's had, and saw only indifference.
    Chapter 2 (22% in)
  • She stood perfectly still, gazing indifferently at passersby without once blinking.
    Chapter 2 (53% in)
  • Abdullah saw a pair of soldiers in dusty boots and dark brown greatcoats, sharing a cigarette, eyeing everyone with bored indifference.
    Chapter 2 (82% in)
  • An indifferent life.
    Chapter 4 (10% in)
  • Gul says with indifference.
    Chapter 8 (54% in)
  • They rarely look at Baba—the teenagers—and then only with cold indifference, or even subtle disdain, as if my father should have known better than to allow old age and decay to happen to him.
    Chapter 9 (69% in)

There are no more uses of "indifferent" in And The Mountains Echoed.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®