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Definitions of indifferent

  1. To a moderate degree; passably; tolerably. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Indifferently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other; often followed by"to"; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. fairly poor to not very good; "has an indifferent singing voice"; "has indifferent qualifications for the job" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. showing no care or concern in attitude or action; "indifferent to the sufferings of others"; "indifferent to her plea" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. neither too great nor too little; "a couple of indifferent hills to climb" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. characterized by a lack of partiality; "a properly indifferent jury"; "an unbiased account of her family problems" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. (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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. having only a limited ability to react chemically; not active; "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. Neither particularly good, not very bad; of a middle state or quality; passable; mediocre. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Not inclined to one side, party, or choice more than to another; neutral; impartial. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Feeling no interest, anxiety, or care, respecting anything; unconcerned; inattentive; apathetic; heedless; as, to be indifferent to the welfare of one's family. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Free from bias or prejudice; impartial; unbiased; disinterested. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Not maling a difference; having no influence or preponderating weight; involving no preference, concern, or attention; of no account; without significance or importance. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Unconcerned; unimportant; mediocre; regardless. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Without importance: of a middle quality: neutral: unconcerned. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. INDIFFERENCE, INDIFFERENCY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Not different; unimportant; unconcerned; of inferior quality. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. Having no interest; apathetic. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Unimportant; unprejudiced. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Neutral; impartial; unconcerned; of no importance; of no account; of rather inferior quality. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. Not inclined to one more than another; neither good nor bad in reference to quality; feeling no interest or anxiety; impartial; passable. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. Undifferentiated. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for indifferent

  1. He is neither so blind nor so indifferent as you and every one else believe." – Under a Charm, Vol. II. (of III) A Novel by E. Werner
  2. She still wished him to have the best the earth could give, but she had become more indifferent tired. – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
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