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indifferent

[ in-dif-er-uhnt, -dif-ruhnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF indifferent

Synonyms for indifferent

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Antonyms for indifferent

  • biased
  • caring
  • compassionate
  • concerned
  • feeling
  • friendly
  • interested
  • kind
  • nice
  • partial
  • prejudiced
  • responsive
  • sensitive
  • sympathetic
  • involved
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INDIFFERENT

Perhaps he will come back and tell his experience to his indifferent relatives.

To be indifferent to it, or independent of it, was out of the question.

Because we are free we can never be indifferent to the fate of freedom elsewhere.

Judge me, then, my dear, as any indifferent person (knowing what you know of me) would do.

The audience are variously affected; but none are indifferent.

Did Dr. Everett represent the indifferent world, or did he love her Master?

The forty are drunk, and the three are but indifferent sober.

Martin was now talking to himself, oblivious to his wife's presence, indifferent to her.

I made some indifferent answer, and he rode away after his companions.

He had once been too scrupulous in not wounding vanity; he was now too indifferent to it.

WORD ORIGIN

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."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INDIFFERENT

aloof

adjectiveremote

apathetic

adjectiveuncaring, disinterested
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