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indifferent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word indifferent

(adj) marked by a lack of interest
Synonyms : apathetic
Example Sentence
  • an apathetic audience
  • the universe is neither hostile nor friendly; it is simply indifferent

(adj) showing no care or concern in attitude or action
Example Sentence
  • indifferent to the sufferings of others
  • indifferent to her plea

(adj) (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed
Synonyms : deaf
Example Sentence
  • deaf to her warnings

(adj) (often followed by `to') lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other
Synonyms : immaterial
Example Sentence
  • whether you choose to do it or not is a matter that is quite immaterial (or indifferent)
  • what others think is altogether indifferent to him

(adj) fairly poor to not very good
Example Sentence
  • has an indifferent singing voice
  • has indifferent qualifications for the job

(adj) having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive
Synonyms : inert , neutral
Example Sentence
  • inert matter
  • an indifferent chemical in a reaction

(adj) marked by no especial liking or dislike or preference for one thing over another
Example Sentence
  • indifferent about which book you would give them
  • was indifferent to their acceptance or rejection of her invitation

(adj) characterized by a lack of partiality
Synonyms : unbiased , unbiassed
Example Sentence
  • a properly indifferent jury
  • an unbiasgoted account of her family problems

(adj) being neither good nor bad
Synonyms : so-so
Example Sentence
  • an indifferent performance
  • a gifted painter but an indifferent actor
  • her work at the office is passable
  • a so-so golfer
  • feeling only so-so
  • prepared a tolerable dinner
  • a tolerable working knowledge of French

(adj) neither too great nor too little
Example Sentence
  • a couple of indifferent hills to climb

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for indifferent

A girl always looks for a guy who is different from the others, thus if he is in(not) different , he is MEDIOCRE hence she will be UNMOVED AND UNCONCERNED BY his proposals. :P
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by fabregas

he showed "no difference" in his face...it means he is unmoved or unconcerned...!!!
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by sravan1411

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