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, indifferentadjective

    marked by a lack of interest

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

  2. indifferentadjective

    showing no care or concern in attitude or action

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

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

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

    "deaf to her warnings"

  4. immaterial, indifferentadjective

    (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. indifferentadjective

    fairly poor to not very good

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

  6. inert, indifferent, neutraladjective

    having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive

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

  7. indifferentadjective

    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, unbiassedadjective

    characterized by a lack of partiality

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

  9. indifferent, so-so(p)adjective

    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. indifferentadjective

    neither too great nor too little

    "a couple of indifferent hills to climb"

Wiktionary

  1. indifferentadverb

    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. indifferentadjective

    Not caring or concerned; uninterested, apathetic.

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

  3. indifferentadjective

    Mediocre, usually used negatively in modern usage.

  4. indifferentadjective

    Having no preference or bias, being impartial.

    I am indifferent between the two plans.

  5. indifferentadjective

    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. indifferentadjective

    Being in the state of neutral equilibrium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indifferentadjective

    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. Indifferentadjective

    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. Indifferentadjective

    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. Indifferentadjective

    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. Indifferentadjective

    free from bias or prejudice; impartial; unbiased; disinterested

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

  6. Indifferentadverb

    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.

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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. Isaiah Martin:

    Normally, students are really indifferent about voting, the common response is' I'm too busy,' or' I have an assignment due.' However, this year, with an increased commitment from the university, the mayor, and fellow student leaders, students are making it their mission to vote on campus /.

  2. Chinese Admiral Sun Jianguo:

    China will not bear the consequences, nor will it allow any infringement on its sovereignty and security interest, or stay indifferent to some countries creating chaos in the South China Sea.

  3. Alan Tauber:

    ( H) e has had the most precious years of Chester Hollman III life stolen from Chester Hollman III by an indifferent system that too often refuses to re-examine doubtful cases or credit evidence of obvious innocence, we are only sorry that Chester Hollman III mother did not live to see Chester Hollman III declared an innocent man.

  4. Uri Orbach:

    This is entertainment, not Judaism, I think the general public will celebrate this, but the religious public will be indifferent. (on Madonna's visit to Israel)

  5. Benedict XVI:

    Can we remain indifferent before the problems associated with such realities as climate change?

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