What does indifference mean?

Definitions for indifferenceɪnˈdɪf ər əns, -ˈdɪf rəns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word indifference.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. indifference(noun)

    unbiased impartial unconcern

  2. emotionlessness, impassivity, impassiveness, phlegm, indifference, stolidity, unemotionality(noun)

    apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions

  3. apathy, indifference, numbness, spiritlessness(noun)

    the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally

  4. nonchalance, unconcern, indifference(noun)

    the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern

Wiktionary

  1. indifference(Noun)

    the state of being indifferent

  2. indifference(Noun)

    unbiased impartiality

  3. indifference(Noun)

    unemotional apathy

    His daughter's indifference towards the sexist group made him wonder if she was even human.

  4. indifference(Noun)

    a lack of enthusiasm

  5. indifference(Noun)

    unconcerned nonchalance

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indifference(noun)

    the quality or state of being indifferent, or not making a difference; want of sufficient importance to constitute a difference; absence of weight; insignificance

  2. Indifference(noun)

    passableness; mediocrity

  3. Indifference(noun)

    impartiality; freedom from prejudice, prepossession, or bias

  4. Indifference(noun)

    absence of anxiety or interest in respect to what is presented to the mind; unconcernedness; as, entire indifference to all that occurs

Freebase

  1. Indifference

    During the investigation into the death of a little girl in a respectable, middle-class family, Greevey and Logan uncover a myriad of family secrets involving abuse, molestation, and murder.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indifference in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indifference in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Plato:

    The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.

  2. Agadez Mayor Rhissa Feltou:

    The desert has always been a cemetery for immigrants, in silence and complete indifference. Travelers tell us they often find bodies - skeletons ravaged by the sands.

  3. Kelly Dorsey:

    To leave your friend on the ground, knowing that he's not there anymore -- he's either dead or he's going to die -- that's indifference, he didn't need to pull the trigger.

  4. Elie Wiesel:

    Only one enemy is worse than despair: indifference. In every area of human creativity, indifference is the enemy; indifference of evil is worse than evil, because it is also sterile.

  5. Tom Zegan:

    I might not be a Nobel Peace Prize winner but I know that the opposite of love is not indifference, it's hate. Indifference would be the fulcrum (center point) between love and hate. To think otherwise is ludicrous.

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