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. 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"
  3. fairly poor to not very good; " has an indifferent singing voice"; " has indifferent qualifications for the job"
  4. showing no care or concern in attitude or action; " indifferent to the sufferings of others"; " indifferent to her plea"
  5. neither too great nor too little; " a couple of indifferent hills to climb"
  6. 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"
  7. characterized by a lack of partiality; " a properly indifferent jury"; " an unbiased account of her family problems"
  8. 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"
  9. ( 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"
  10. having only a limited ability to react chemically; not active; " inert matter"; " an indifferent chemical in a reaction"
  11. Neither particularly good, not very bad; of a middle state or quality; passable; mediocre.
  12. Not inclined to one side, party, or choice more than to another; neutral; impartial.
  13. Feeling no interest, anxiety, or care, respecting anything; unconcerned; inattentive; apathetic; heedless; as, to be indifferent to the welfare of one's family.
  14. Free from bias or prejudice; impartial; unbiased; disinterested.
  15. To a moderate degree; passably; tolerably.
  16. Not maling a difference; having no influence or preponderating weight; involving no preference, concern, or attention; of no account; without significance or importance.
  17. Unconcerned; unimportant; mediocre; regardless.
  18. Indifferently.
  19. Without importance: of a middle quality: neutral: unconcerned.
  21. Not different; unimportant; unconcerned; of inferior quality.
  22. Having no interest; apathetic.
  23. Unimportant; unprejudiced.
  24. Neutral; impartial; unconcerned; of no importance; of no account; of rather inferior quality.
  25. Not inclined to one more than another; neither good nor bad in reference to quality; feeling no interest or anxiety; impartial; passable.
  26. Undifferentiated.

Usage examples for indifferent

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Everything had become indifferent to her. – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  4. What you will: one way or the other, I am equally indifferent. – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  5. 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
  6. " Or you can take her to town yourself," Gretzinger added in an indifferent tone. – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd
  7. They talked of indifferent matters. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  8. Indifferent, careless treatment is of no use in this disease. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  9. Usually he saw her indifferent, cold, or tired as she had been the evening before. – The Darling and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. She was perfectly indifferent whether or no she offended him. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  15. " I am indifferent . – Essays by Alice Meynell
  16. We should be quite indifferent. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  17. It was not indifferent, however. – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  18. I am very far from being indifferent to Mrs. Talmage Eglinton. – The Duke Decides by Headon Hill
  19. " Then I think you may be indifferent. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  20. Are you really quite indifferent, Marie? – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton