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indifferent
used in Oryx and Crake

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."
  • Jimmy said this indifferently: bad plan for him to show too much interest in any woman, in the presence of Crake: oblique mockery would follow.
    p. 309.2
  • He was annoyed with himself for jabbering and capering, while Crake gave him brief, indifferent glances, and that one-sided demismile.
    p. 72.9
  • "It's food," said Crake indifferently.
    p. 201.6
  • The pain of the raw torn places, the damaged membranes where he'd whanged up against the Great Indifference of the Universe.
    p. 260.2

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