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Definition of "indifferent" []

  • Having no particular interest or concern; apathetic: indifferent to the sufferings of others. (adjective)
  • Having no marked feeling for or against: She remained indifferent toward their proposal. (adjective)
  • Not mattering one way or the other: It's indifferent to me which outfit you choose. (adjective)
  • Characterized by a lack of partiality; unbiased: an indifferent judge. (adjective)
  • Being neither too much nor too little; moderate. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "indifferent" in a sentence
  • "IV. i.93 (416,7) [garters of an indifferent knit] What is the sense of this I know not, unless it means, that their _garters_ should be _fellows_; _indifferent_, or _not different_, one from the other."
  • "For there being, says he, in Nature some things good, some things bad, and some things between them both, which we call indifferent; there is no man but would rather have the good than the indifferent, and the indifferent than the bad."
  • "The PAC also expressed concern about what it termed the indifferent manner in which the national and provincial departments of safety and security were treating the "legitimate grievances" of police personnel in Transkei."