What does indifferent mean?

Definitions for indifferent
ɪnˈdɪf ər ənt, -ˈdɪf rəntin·dif·fer·ent

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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

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

  2. Indifferent(adj)

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

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

  3. Indifferent(adj)

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

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

  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

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

  5. Indifferent(adj)

    free from bias or prejudice; impartial; unbiased; disinterested

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

  6. Indifferent(adverb)

    to a moderate degree; passably; tolerably

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Indifferent

    in-dif′ėr-ent, adj. without importance: uninteresting: of a middle quality: neutral: unconcerned.—n. one who is indifferent or apathetic: that which is indifferent.—ns. Indiff′erence, Indiff′erency, Indiff′erentism, indifference: (theol.) the doctrine that religious differences are of no moment: (metaph.) the doctrine of absolute identity—i.e. that to be in thought and to exist are one and the same thing; Indiff′erentist.—adv. Indiff′erently, in an indifferent manner: tolerably: passably: without distinction, impartially.

How to pronounce indifferent?

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How to say indifferent in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indifferent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indifferent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of indifferent in a Sentence

  1. Albert Einstein:

    Innumerable voices have been asserting for some time now that human society is passing through a crisis, that its stability has been gravely shattered. It is characteristic of such a situation that individuals feel indifferent or even hostile toward the group, small or large, to which they belong. In order to illustrate my meaning, let me record here a personal experience. I recently discussed with an intelligent and well-disposed man the threat of another war, which in my opinion would seriously endanger the existence of mankind, and I remarked that only a supranational organization would offer protection from that danger. Thereupon my visitor, very calmly and coolly, said to me Why are you so deeply opposed to the disappearance of the human race

  2. Jean de La Bruyère:

    To be among people one loves, that's sufficient; to dream, to speak to them, to be silent among them, to think of indifferent things; but among them, everything is equal.

  3. Ivan Briscoe:

    Its an incredibly dangerous gamble to redouble the offensive against Vladimir Padrino regime when the priority must be to shore up the countrys collapsing health system and prevent an even worse migrant exodus, these U.S. charges could spell doom for any thaw, expose Guaido to grave risks, and appear high-handedly indifferent to the immediate suffering of Venezuelas people.

  4. Michel de Montaigne:

    We have more poets thatnjudges and interpreters of poetry. It is easier to write an indifferent poem that to understand a good one.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    It does pain a lot for not able to say a different & caring thought being felt inside, but it feels even more agony by saying out the same and then seeing the indifferent attitude of the people towards it.

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