indifference

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French indifférence, from Late Latin indifferentia

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈdɪf.ɹəns/, /ɪnˈdɪf.ə.ɹəns/
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  • Hyphenation: in‧dif‧fer‧ence

Noun[edit]

indifference (countable and uncountable, 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, in 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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