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Definitions of indifferent

  1. marked by a lack of interest; "an apathetic audience"; "the universe is neither hostile nor friendly; it is simply indifferent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed; "deaf to her warnings" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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. (chemistry) having only a limited ability to react chemically; not active; "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (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
  12. having only a limited ability to react chemically; not active; "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. Neither particularly good, not very bad; of a middle state or quality; passable; mediocre. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Not inclined to one side, party, or choice more than to another; neutral; impartial. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. Free from bias or prejudice; impartial; unbiased; disinterested. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To a moderate degree; passably; tolerably. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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
  19. Unconcerned; unimportant; mediocre; regardless. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Indifferently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. 1. Tending in neither direction, having no particular affinity, neutral. 2. Undifferentiated. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  22. Without importance: of a middle quality: neutral: unconcerned. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. INDIFFERENCE, INDIFFERENCY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Not different; unimportant; unconcerned; of inferior quality. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. Having no interest; apathetic. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Only passably good. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Unimportant; unprejudiced. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. Undifferentiated. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  31. Not mal/ing a difference; having no influence or preponderating weight; involving no preference, concern, or attention; of no account; without significance or importance. mso.anu.edu.au
  32. in-dif'[.e]r-ent, adj. without importance: uninteresting: of a middle quality: neutral: unconcerned.--n. one who is indifferent or apathetic: that which is indifferent.--ns. INDIFF'ERENCE, INDIFF'ERENCY, INDIFF'ERENTISM, indifference: (theol.) the doctrine that religious differences are of no moment: (metaph.) the doctrine of absolute identity--i.e. that to be in thought and to exist are one and the same thing; INDIFF'ERENTIST.--adv. INDIFF'ERENTLY, in an indifferent manner: tolerably: passably: without distinction, impartially. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. [Latin) Tending neither one way nor the other; either not differentiated or showing but little tendency to differentiate, as I. cells, I. tissue; not influenced by chemical reagents, as I. substances; not affected by either one of two opposing forces (as attraction or repulsion), as I. to a magnet. na
  34. Impartial, neutral; having no inclination for or against (to); neither good nor bad, rather bad, esp. very i.; neutral in chemical, electrical, or magnetic quality; unimportant (to); (n.) neutral person, esp. in religion or politics. Hence indifferently adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. Having no preponderating affinity; neutral. American pocket medical dictionary.
  36. Neutral; having no definite tendencies towards one side or the other. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  37. In chemistry, little or not at all affected by reagents; also reacting equally and in a similar manner to reagents of opposite character. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  38. Neutral, not determined to either side; unconcerned, inattentive, regardless ; impartial, disinterested; passable, of a middling state; in the same sense it has the force of an adverb. Complete Dictionary
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