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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.


  1. uninterested

    Uninterested refers to someone not showing or feeling any interest, enthusiasm, or concern about something or someone; being indifferent or dispassionate.

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. Mark Warner:

    The dedicated men and women of the Intelligence Community have been through a lot over the last four years, our intelligence professionals have been unfairly maligned. Their expertise, knowledge and analysis has often been ignored or even sometimes ridiculed by a president who seems oftentimes uninterested in facts. Those who bravely spoke the truth were vilified, reassigned, fired or retaliated against.

  2. 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.

  3. John Kavanagh:

    Not everybody wants to vote, and if somebody is uninterested in voting, that probably means that they're totally uninformed on the issues, quantity is important, but we have to look at the quality of votes, as well.

  4. Kim Ji-mun:

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

  5. G. K. Chesterton:

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

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