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Definition of "disinterestedness" [dis•in•ter•est•ed•ness]

  • The state or quality of being disinterested. (noun)

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Use "disinterestedness" in a sentence
  • "Suppose that they had seriously endeavored, and had succeeded in the endeavor, to banish the word disinterestedness from the language; had obtained the disuse of all expressions attaching odium to selfishness or commendation to self-sacrifice, or which implied generosity or kindness to be any thing but doing a benefit in order to receive a greater personal advantage in return."
  • "Can this be double-distilled treachery? — or can it be what men call disinterestedness? —"
  • "Many of the main themes, such as the concept of the sublime, the notion of disinterestedness, and the theoretical centrality of nature rather than art, culminated with Kant, who gave some of these ideas such exhaustive treatment that a kind of philosophical closure was seemingly achieved."