Definition of Indifference

1. Noun. Unbiased impartial unconcern.

Generic synonyms: Unconcern
Specialized synonyms: Aloofness, Distance, Detachment, Withdrawal
Derivative terms: Indifferent, Indifferent, Indifferent, Indifferent

2. Noun. Apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions.

3. Noun. The trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally.
Exact synonyms: Apathy, Numbness, Spiritlessness
Generic synonyms: Passiveness, Passivity
Derivative terms: Apathetic, Apathetic, Indifferent, Numb, Spiritless, Spiritless

4. Noun. The trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern.
Exact synonyms: Nonchalance, Unconcern
Generic synonyms: Carefreeness
Derivative terms: Indifferent, Nonchalant

Definition of Indifference

1. n. The quality or state of being indifferent, or not making a difference; want of sufficient importance to constitute a difference; absence of weight; insignificance.

Definition of Indifference

1. Noun. the state of being indifferent ¹

2. Noun. unbiased impartiality ¹

3. Noun. unemotional apathy ¹

4. Noun. a lack of enthusiasm ¹

5. Noun. unconcerned nonchalance ¹

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Definition of Indifference

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indifference

indifference (current term)
indifference curve
indifference curves
indifferent cell
indifferent electrode
indifferent oxide
indifferent tissue

Literary usage of Indifference

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman (1881)
"The indifference and contempt of the sovereign would have been, perhaps, ... The principles of toleration and religious indifference contained in this ..."

2. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"The indifference of the people to a revolution is usually the cause of its failure; here it was the reason of its success. " The People," said Halifax, ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"The indifference of the people to a revolution is usually the cause of its failure ; here it was the reason of its success. " The People," said Halifax, ..."

4. The Journal of American Folk-lore by American Folklore Society (1920)
"Is it a part of that supposed general indifference, in a land of the pressing present, to things which are past, either in time or development? ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"40 that the ceremonial usages connected therewith had been divinely ordained in genere. He also sought to limit the Lutheran indifference to detail by ..."

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