[in-dif-er-uh nt, -dif-ruh nt] /ɪnˈdɪf ər ənt, -ˈdɪf rənt/
without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic:
his indifferent attitude toward the suffering of others.
having no bias, prejudice, or preference; impartial; disinterested.
neither good nor bad in character or quality; average; routine:
an indifferent specimen.
not particularly good, important, etc.; unremarkable; unnotable:
an indifferent success; an indifferent performance.
of only moderate amount, extent, etc.
not making a difference, or mattering, one way or the other.
immaterial or unimportant.
not essential or obligatory, as an observance.
making no difference or distinction, as between persons or things:
neutral in chemical, electric, or magnetic quality.
Biology. not differentiated or specialized, as cells or tissues.
an ethically or morally indifferent act.
a person who is indifferent, especially in matters of religion or politics.
I am indifferent well.
(often foll by to) showing no care or concern; uninterested: he was indifferent to my pleas
showing or having no preferences; impartial
c.1400, from indifferent + -ly (2).
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)
- Indifferent tissue
indifferent tissue n. Undifferentiated, nonspecialized embryonic tissue.
[in-di-juh ns] /ˈɪn dɪ dʒəns/ noun 1. seriously impoverished condition; poverty. n. late 14c., from Old French indigence “indigence, need, privation” (13c.), from Latin indigentia “need, want; insatiable desire,” from indigentem (nominative indigens), present participle of indigere “to need,” from indu “in, within” + egere “be in need, want,” from PIE *eg- “to lack” (cf. […]
[in-di-jeen] /ˈɪn dɪˌdʒin/ noun 1. a person or thing that is or native; native; autochthon. /ˈɪndɪˌdʒiːn/ noun 1. an indigenous person, animal, or thing; native 1590s (adj.); 1660s (n.); from French indigène (16c.), from Latin indigena “sprung from the land,” as a noun, “a native,” literally “in-born” (see indigenous).
[in-dij-uh-nahyz] /ɪnˈdɪdʒ əˌnaɪz/ verb (used with object), indigenized, indigenizing. 1. to make . 2. to increase local participation in or ownership of: to indigenize foreign-owned companies. 3. to adapt (beliefs, customs, etc.) to local ways.