Indifferent



[in-dif-er-uh nt, -dif-ruh nt] /ɪnˈdɪf ər ənt, -ˈdɪf rənt/

adjective
1.
without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic:
his indifferent attitude toward the suffering of others.
2.
having no bias, prejudice, or preference; impartial; disinterested.
3.
neither good nor bad in character or quality; average; routine:
an indifferent specimen.
4.
not particularly good, important, etc.; unremarkable; unnotable:
an indifferent success; an indifferent performance.
5.
of only moderate amount, extent, etc.
6.
not making a difference, or mattering, one way or the other.
7.
immaterial or unimportant.
8.
not essential or obligatory, as an observance.
9.
making no difference or distinction, as between persons or things:
indifferent justice.
10.
neutral in chemical, electric, or magnetic quality.
11.
Biology. not differentiated or specialized, as cells or tissues.
noun
12.
an ethically or morally indifferent act.
13.
a person who is indifferent, especially in matters of religion or politics.
adverb
14.
Archaic. indifferently:
I am indifferent well.
/ɪnˈdɪfrənt; -fərənt/
adjective
1.
(often foll by to) showing no care or concern; uninterested: he was indifferent to my pleas
2.
unimportant; immaterial
3.

4.
showing or having no preferences; impartial
5.
(biology)

adj.

late 14c., “unbiased,” from Old French indifferent “impartial” or directly from Latin indifferentem (nominative indifferens) “not differing, not particular, of not consequence, neither good nor evil,” from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + differens, present participle of differre “set apart” (see differ). Extended sense of “apathetic” first recorded early 15c.; that of “neither good nor bad” 1530s, on notion of “neither more nor less advantageous.”

indifferent in·dif·fer·ent (ĭn-dĭf’ər-ənt, -dĭf’rənt)
adj.

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