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Adjective
/inˈdif(ə)rənt/,
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Having no particular interest or sympathy; unconcerned,
  1. Having no particular interest or sympathy; unconcerned
    • - they all seemed indifferent rather than angry
    • - most workers were indifferent to foreign affairs
  2. Neither good nor bad; mediocre
    • - attempts to distinguish between good, bad, and indifferent work
  3. Not especially good; fairly bad
    • - a pair of indifferent watercolors
  4. Neutral in respect of some specified physical property

  5. Not specialized; undifferentiated


  1. apathetic: marked by a lack of interest; "an apathetic audience"; "the universe is neither hostile nor friendly; it is simply indifferent"
  2. showing no care or concern in attitude or action; "indifferent to the sufferings of others"; "indifferent to her plea"
  3. deaf(p): (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed; "deaf to her warnings"
  4. immaterial: (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)"; "what others think is altogether indifferent to him"
  5. inert: having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive; "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction"
  6. marked by no especial liking or dislike or preference for one thing over another; "indifferent about which book you would give them"; "was indifferent to their acceptance or rejection of her invitation"
  7. characterized by a lack of partiality; "a properly indifferent jury"; "an unbiasgoted account of her family problems"
  8. being neither good nor bad; "an indifferent performance"; "a gifted painter but an indifferent actor"; "her work at the office is passable"; "a so-so golfer"; "feeling only so-so"; "prepared a tolerable dinner"; "a tolerable working knowledge of French"
  9. neither too great nor too little; "a couple of indifferent hills to climb"
  10. (indifference) unbiased impartial unconcern
  11. (indifference) emotionlessness: apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
  12. (indifference) apathy: the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
  13. (Indifference (Law & Order episode)) "Indifference" is the 17th episode of NBC's legal drama Law & Order. It originally aired on 27 November 1990. The plot of this episode would be revisited in the 15th season episode "Fixed".
  14. (Indifference (Moby Grape song)) Moby Grape is the rock band Moby Grape's eponymous 1967 debut album. Coming from the San Francisco scene, their reputation quickly grew to immense proportions, leading to a bidding war and a contract with Columbia Records. ...
  15. (Indifference (Pearl Jam song)) Vs. is the second studio album by the American alternative rock band Pearl Jam, released on October 19, 1993 through Epic Records. ...
  16. Not caring; apathetic; Mediocre, usually used negatively in modern usage; Being in the state of neutral equilibrium; To some extent, in some degree (intermediate between very and not at all); moderately, tolerably, fairly
  17. (Indifference) to pain means that the patient can perceive the stimulus, but lacks an appropriate response: they will not flinch or withdraw when exposed to pain.^[citation needed]
  18. (Indifference) An emotional state characterized by a lack of concern for or interest in an individual, or not really caring about that person. (See neglect; the warmth dimension of parenting)
  19. (Indifference) To dream of indifference, signifies pleasant companions for a very short time. For a young woman to dream that her sweetheart is indifferent to her, signifies that he may not prove his affections in the most appropriate way. ...
  20. Not to be confused with apathy, indifference is a difficult mode of existence in which one is simultaneously engaged with and detached from the phenomenal word, as in Camus's longed-for "passionate world of indifference." See: CARELESS, DETACHED, NONCHALANT.
  21. imperfectly sensible to distinctions among things.
  22. To have no bias nor partiality. 7 Conn. 229. A juror, an arbitrator, and a witness, ought to be indifferent, and when they are not so, they may be challenged. See 9 Conn. 42.
  23. Showing neither interest or dislike. Having no particular interest or concern; apathetic.
  24. 1) used by some asexual individuals to indicate that they feel neither revulsion toward nor powerful desire to engage in sex. 2) also can be taken to mean they are indifferent toward the idea of sex in general
  25. (adj) - without concern; unbiased