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indifferent

in·dif·fer·ent

indifferent

 
pronunciation:
ihn dIf rnt [or] ihn dI frnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: lacking interest or concern; not caring.
The teacher did his best to make the topic interesting, but the students were mainly indifferent.He'd always been a renegade, indifferent to the opinions of others.She was madly in love with him, but he was indifferent to her.
synonyms:
apathetic, unconcerned, uninterested
antonyms:
avid, concerned, enthusiastic, fond, heedful, impatient, interested, keen, zealous
similar words:
bland, callous, careless, casual, complacent, flippant, halfhearted, impassive, negligent, passive, perfunctory, phlegmatic
definition 2: without preference or prejudice; impartial; neutral.
Jurors need to remain indifferent and should therefore not be exposed to opinions expressed in the media.
synonyms:
dispassionate, impartial, neutral, unprejudiced
similar words:
superior
definition 3: not particularly good or bad; mediocre.
The inexperienced cast gave an indifferent performance last night.
synonyms:
mediocre, middling, moderate, ordinary
antonyms:
brilliant, choice
similar words:
of a sort, of sorts, passable
definition 4: lacking significance; unimportant; inconsequential.
synonyms:
inconsequential, insignificant, trivial, unimportant
similar words:
inappreciable, lightweight, minor
derivation: indifferently (adv.)
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