Definitions for indifferentɪnˈdɪf ər ənt, -ˈdɪf rənt

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  1. apathetic, indifferent(adj)

    marked by a lack of interest

    "an apathetic audience"; "the universe is neither hostile nor friendly; it is simply indifferent"

  2. indifferent(adj)

    showing no care or concern in attitude or action

    "indifferent to the sufferings of others"; "indifferent to her plea"

  3. deaf(p), indifferent(p)(adj)

    (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed

    "deaf to her warnings"

  4. immaterial, indifferent(adj)

    (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"

  5. indifferent(adj)

    fairly poor to not very good

    "has an indifferent singing voice"; "has indifferent qualifications for the job"

  6. inert, indifferent, neutral(adj)

    having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive

    "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction"

  7. indifferent(adj)

    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"

  8. indifferent, unbiased, unbiassed(adj)

    characterized by a lack of partiality

    "a properly indifferent jury"; "an unbiasgoted account of her family problems"

  9. indifferent, so-so(p)(adj)

    being 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"

  10. indifferent(adj)

    neither too great nor too little

    "a couple of indifferent hills to climb"

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  1. indifferent(Adverb)

    To some extent, in some degree (intermediate between very and not at all); moderately, tolerably, fairly.

    The face of the Moon appearing to me to be full of indifferent high mountains...

  2. indifferent(Adjective)

    Not caring or concerned; uninterested, apathetic.

    He was indifferent to the proposal, since it didn't affect him, either way.

  3. indifferent(Adjective)

    Mediocre, usually used negatively in modern usage.

  4. indifferent(Adjective)

    Having no preference or bias, being impartial.

    I am indifferent between the two plans.

  5. indifferent(Adjective)

    Not significant in size or amount, immaterial.

    Even if one appliance consumes an indifferent amount of energy when left on stand-by overnight, together they can represent 10% of the electricity demand of a household.

  6. indifferent(Adjective)

    Being in the state of neutral equilibrium.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Indifferent(adj)

    not mal/ing a difference; having no influence or preponderating weight; involving no preference, concern, or attention; of no account; without significance or importance

  2. Indifferent(adj)

    neither particularly good, not very bad; of a middle state or quality; passable; mediocre

  3. Indifferent(adj)

    not inclined to one side, party, or choice more than to another; neutral; impartial

  4. Indifferent(adj)

    feeling no interest, anxiety, or care, respecting anything; unconcerned; inattentive; apathetic; heedless; as, to be indifferent to the welfare of one's family

  5. Indifferent(adj)

    free from bias or prejudice; impartial; unbiased; disinterested

  6. Indifferent(adverb)

    to a moderate degree; passably; tolerably

  7. Origin: [F. indiffrent, L. indifferens. See In- not, and Different.]


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