indifference

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French indifférence, from Late Latin indifferentia

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Noun[edit]

indifference (plural indifferences)

  1. The state of being indifferent.
  2. Unbiased impartiality.
  3. Unemotional apathy.
    • His daughter's indifference towards the sexist group made him wonder if she was even human.
  4. A lack of enthusiasm.
  5. Unconcerned nonchalance.
    • 1897, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, The Celebrity[1]:
      I liked the man for his own sake, and even had he promised to turn out a celebrity it would have had no weight with me. I look upon notoriety with the same indifference as on the buttons on a man's shirt-front, or the crest on his note-paper.

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