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Definitions for uninterested
ʌnˈɪn tər ə stɪd, -trə stɪd, -təˌrɛs tɪdun·in·ter·est·ed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uninterestedadjective

    not having or showing interest

    "an uninterested spectator"

  2. uninterestedadjective

    having no care or interest in knowing

    "she appeared totally uninterested"


  1. uninterestedadjective

    Unmotivated by personal interest; unbiased, disinterested.

  2. uninterestedadjective

    Not interested; indifferent, not concerned.

    I was uninterested in the TV program, so I read a book instead.

  3. Etymology: From un- + interested.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Uninteressed, Uninterestedadjective

    Not having interest.

    The greatest part of an audience is always uninteressed, though seldom knowing. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uninterestedadjective

    not interested; not having any interest or property in; having nothing at stake; as, to be uninterested in any business

  2. Uninterestedadjective

    not having the mind or the passions engaged; as, uninterested in a discourse or narration

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Uninterested

    un-in′tėr-es-ted, adj. not interested or personally concerned in, not engaging the attention of.—adj. Unin′teresting, not interesting.—adv. Unin′terestingly.—n. Unin′terestingness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uninterested in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uninterested in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of uninterested in a Sentence

  1. Lhadon Tethong:

    People have worked to engage with the IOC in good faith to have them understand the issues directly from the mouths of those most impacted — the Uyghurs at the top of that list and the Tibetans and others, it’s clear the IOC is completely uninterested in what the real impacts on the ground for people are.

  2. G. K. Chesterton, Heretics (1905):

    There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.

  3. Kim Ji-mun:

    We young people might seem uninterested in politics but we have pride in the principles of democracy.

  4. G. K. Chesterton:

    There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.

  5. John Ashbrook:

    More concerning than the debacle last night is his career track record of not showing up for work, well documented by the AP and the Washington Post, he simply disappeared in previous roles as Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania and Mayor of Braddock where he quit attending council meetings altogether. The only thing worse than being incapable of advocating for his constituents, is being uninterested in the job.

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