Definitions of indifference

  1. the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The quality or state of being indifferent, or not making a difference; want of sufficient importance to constitute a difference; absence of weight; insignificance. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Passableness; mediocrity. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Impartiality; freedom from prejudice, prepossession, or bias. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Absence of anxiety or interest in respect to what is presented to the mind; unconcernedness; as, entire indifference to all that occurs. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The state of being unconcerned; impartiality; absence of choice or interest; unconcernedness; unimportance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The state of being indifferent; neutrality; unconcern; freedom from prepossession or bias; state in which there is no difference; inferior quality. The centre of indifference, the state of indifference which frequently intervenes between renunciation and regeneration, or between negative and positive, in the higher life of the spirit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Carelessness; unconcern; neutrality of mind between persons or things. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for indifference

  1. And yet I felt no fear, and went to bed last night in open desert with as much indifference as if I had been in a hotel in Europe. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  2. Yes- the indifference came later. – The Man and the Moment by Elinor Glyn