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Definitions of indifferent

  1. marked by a lack of interest; " an apathetic audience"; " the universe is neither hostile nor friendly; it is simply indifferent"
  2. ( usually followed by ` to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed; " deaf to her warnings"
  3. lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other; often followed by" to"; " whether you choose to do it or not is a matter that is quite immaterial ( or indifferent)"; " what others think is altogether indifferent to him"
  4. fairly poor to not very good; " has an indifferent singing voice"; " has indifferent qualifications for the job"
  5. showing no care or concern in attitude or action; " indifferent to the sufferings of others"; " indifferent to her plea"
  6. neither too great nor too little; " a couple of indifferent hills to climb"
  7. neither good nor bad; " an indifferent performance"; " a gifted painter but an indifferent actor"; " her work at the office is passable"; " a so- so golfer"; " feeling only so- so"; " prepared a tolerable dinner"; " a tolerable working knowledge of French"
  8. characterized by a lack of partiality; " a properly indifferent jury"; " an unbiased account of her family problems"
  9. marked by no especial liking or dislike or preference for one thing over another; " indifferent about which book you would give them"; " was indifferent to their acceptance or rejection of her invitation"
  10. ( chemistry) having only a limited ability to react chemically; not active; " inert matter"; " an indifferent chemical in a reaction"
  11. ( often followed by ` to') lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other; " whether you choose to do it or not is a matter that is quite immaterial ( or indifferent)"; " what others think is altogether indifferent to him"
  12. having only a limited ability to react chemically; not active; " inert matter"; " an indifferent chemical in a reaction"
  13. Neither particularly good, not very bad; of a middle state or quality; passable; mediocre.
  14. Not inclined to one side, party, or choice more than to another; neutral; impartial.
  15. Feeling no interest, anxiety, or care, respecting anything; unconcerned; inattentive; apathetic; heedless; as, to be indifferent to the welfare of one's family.
  16. Free from bias or prejudice; impartial; unbiased; disinterested.
  17. To a moderate degree; passably; tolerably.
  18. Not maling a difference; having no influence or preponderating weight; involving no preference, concern, or attention; of no account; without significance or importance.
  19. Unconcerned; unimportant; mediocre; regardless.
  20. Indifferently.
  21. 1. Tending in neither direction, having no particular affinity, neutral. 2. Undifferentiated.
  22. Without importance: of a middle quality: neutral: unconcerned.
  23. INDIFFERENCE, INDIFFERENCY.
  24. Not different; unimportant; unconcerned; of inferior quality.
  25. Having no interest; apathetic.
  26. Only passably good.
  27. Unimportant; unprejudiced.
  28. Neutral; impartial; unconcerned; of no importance; of no account; of rather inferior quality.
  29. Not inclined to one more than another; neither good nor bad in reference to quality; feeling no interest or anxiety; impartial; passable.
  30. Undifferentiated.
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Usage examples for indifferent

  1. What you will: one way or the other, I am equally indifferent. – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  2. He is neither so blind nor so indifferent as you and every one else believe." – Under a Charm, Vol. II. (of III) A Novel by E. Werner
  3. Upstairs, Keith, wearily indifferent as to everything that was taking place about him, lay motionless as usual, his face turned toward the wall. – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  4. We should be quite indifferent. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  5. " I am indifferent . – Essays by Alice Meynell
  6. Are you really quite indifferent, Marie? – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  7. It was not indifferent, however. – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  8. " Then I think you may be indifferent. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  9. Indeed, we grew indifferent to it ourselves, before we had been in Ireland very long, for it really didn't seem to matter. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  10. For themselves, however, they were indifferent in this respect, as it was already known the party on shore would be shortly relieved. – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty
  11. Indifferent, careless treatment is of no use in this disease. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  12. Everything had become indifferent to her. – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  13. I cannot say the same to you in return, but you are far from being indifferent to me. – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  14. She was perfectly indifferent whether or no she offended him. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  15. I am very far from being indifferent to Mrs. Talmage Eglinton. – The Duke Decides by Headon Hill
  16. They talked of indifferent matters. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  17. " Or you can take her to town yourself," Gretzinger added in an indifferent tone. – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd
  18. Usually he saw her indifferent, cold, or tired as she had been the evening before. – The Darling and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  19. She still wished him to have the best the earth could give, but she had become more indifferent, tired. – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  20. As for Sigurd, he had flashed out of the picture, but we found him at home, lying inert, exhausted, refusing water and biscuit, indifferent to bones. – Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road by Katharine Lee Bates
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