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 indifferent indifferent

adj

  • () marked by a lack of interest  ( apathetic, indifferent )
    marked by a lack of interest
     an apathetic audience
    an apathetic audience
     the universe is neither hostile nor friendly; it is simply indifferent
    the universe is neither hostile nor friendly; it is simply indifferent
  • () showing no care or concern in attitude or action  ( indifferent )
    showing no care or concern in attitude or action
     indifferent to the sufferings of others
    indifferent to the sufferings of others
     indifferent to her plea
    indifferent to her plea
  • () (usually followed by to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed  ( deaf, indifferent )
    (usually followed by to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed
     deaf to her warnings
    deaf to her warnings
  • () (often followed by to') lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other  ( immaterial, indifferent )
    (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)
    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
    what others think is altogether indifferent to him
  • neither too great nor too little  ( indifferent )
    neither too great nor too little
     a couple of indifferent hills to climb
    a couple of indifferent hills to climb
  • being neither good nor bad  ( indifferent, so-so )
    being neither good nor bad
     an indifferent performance
    an indifferent performance
     a gifted painter but an indifferent actor
    a gifted painter but an indifferent actor
     her work at the office is passable
    her work at the office is passable
     a so-so golfer
    a so-so golfer
     feeling only so-so
    feeling only so-so
     prepared a tolerable dinner
    prepared a tolerable dinner
     a tolerable working knowledge of French
    a tolerable working knowledge of French
  • characterized by a lack of partiality  ( indifferent, unbiased, unbiassed )
    characterized by a lack of partiality
     a properly indifferent jury
    a properly indifferent jury
     an unbiased account of her family problems
    an unbiased account of her family problems
  • marked by no especial liking or dislike or preference for one thing over another  ( indifferent )
    marked by no especial liking or dislike or preference for one thing over another
     indifferent about which book you would give them
    indifferent about which book you would give them
     was indifferent to their acceptance or rejection of her invitation
    was indifferent to their acceptance or rejection of her invitation
  • having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive  ( indifferent, inert, neutral )
    having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive
     inert matter
    inert matter
     an indifferent chemical in a reaction
    an indifferent chemical in a reaction
  • fairly poor to not very good  ( indifferent )
    fairly poor to not very good
     has an indifferent singing voice
    has an indifferent singing voice
     has indifferent qualifications for the job
    has indifferent qualifications for the job