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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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Antonyms for indifferent

deceptive, nifty, cordial, hopped-up, astonished, loving, amicable, dumbfounded, ardent, exquisite, mindful, amazed, insufficient, tip-top, par excellence, companionable, sterling, unparalleled, anticipatory, athirst, friendly, caring, on hand, affable, warped, avid, exceptional, empathetic, extraordinary, deceitful, first class, effusive, dainty, enthusiastic, crazy, nosy, heedful, splendid, robustious, commiserative, affectionate, ready, tenderhearted, excited, roisterous, refined, hearty, concerned, conscientious, searching, marvelous, juiced, voracious, arbitrary, unconscionable, thirsty, distorted, unreserved, top, whole-souled, snoopy, unacceptable, excellent, swell, agape, fussy, sensational, eager, agog, aware, peerless, unsatisfactory, important, reactive, yearning, hard-driving, intrusive, impetuous, nuanced, unsympathetic, desirous, brotherly, fabulous, fond, superior, grand, A1, immoderate, devoted, importunate, awestruck, one-sided, ambitious, rambunctious, inclined, attached, jaundiced, anticipant, hot, stellar, partial, unsurpassed, meticulous, rollicking, kindly, colored, airy, solicitous, terrific, social, wanting, awed, unmatched, tender, complaisant, greedy, outstanding, fantastic, favorable, capital, wholehearted, prompt, passionate, go-getting, prime, attentive, wide-awake, unrestrained, careful, painstaking, affected, aspiring, burning, number one, empathic, zealous, partisan, hell raising, Parti Pris, choice, anxious, optimum, vehement, prejudiced, pumped, thoughtful, openmouthed, boisterous, supreme, nuts, sympathetic, raucous, obsessed, uninhibited, pushing, inadequate, meddling, earnest, neighborly, scrupulous, sensitive, geeked, understanding, intense, flabbergasted, inquisitive, wondering, subtle, optimal, touchy-feely, inquiring, warm, glowing, humane, special, impatient, distinguished, prying, wild, unjust, unfriendly, astounded, inequitable, of import, Marveling, stoked, keen, first-rate, delicate, alert, expectant, dishonest, antsy, emotional, hung up, hungry, fine, raring, maximum, matchless, compassionate, interested, meddlesome, superlative, well-disposed, curious, top-notch, accessible, superb, gung ho, fervent, nonobjective, biased, classic, paying attention, happy, demonstrative, unreasonable, warmhearted, Ex parte, lacking, sociable, deficient, preeminent, great, adoring, enthused.

Quotes of indifferent

  1. Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members, that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people. – Theodor Adorno
  2. Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins. – Thomas Aquinas
  3. The island Mayo is generally barren, being dry, as I said; and the best of it is but a very indifferent soil. – William Dampier
  4. We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity. – Benjamin Disraeli
  5. I contend that every woman has the right to feel beautiful, no matter how scrambled her features, or how indifferent her features. – Marie Dressler
  6. When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth, we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths. – Eric Hoffer
  7. When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through. – Jesse Jackson
  8. The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent paring his fingernails. – James Joyce
  9. One could look over the past century and ask oneself, has the increased longevity been good, bad or indifferent – Leon Kass
  10. One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent e. g., music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf. – Baruch Spinoza
  11. Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans. – Adlai Stevenson
  12. But then in novels the most indifferent hero comes out right at last. Some god comes out of a theatrical cloud and leaves the poor devil ten thousand -a -year and a title. – Anthony Trollope
  13. My idea here is that, inasmuch as certain cognitive tasks and principles are tied to nature's laws, these tasks and principles are indifferent to language, culture, gender, or the particular mode of information that is provided. – Edward Tufte

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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