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indifference

in·dif·fer·ence

indifference

 
pronunciation:
ihn dIf rns [or] ihn dI frns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: lack of interest, esp. when interest is called for, expected, or hoped for.
When their elderly mother began to show indifference toward her friends and her pleasurable pursuits, her family began to worry about her.
synonyms:
apathy, unconcern
antonyms:
ardor, concern, dedication, devotion, enthusiasm, sympathy, zeal
similar words:
disinterest, nonchalance, phlegm, stoicism
definition 2: lack of importance.
synonyms:
inconsequence, insignificance, triviality, unimportance