1 marked by a lack of interest; "an apathetic audience"; "the universe is neither hostile nor friendly; it is simply indifferent" [syn: apathetic]
2 showing no care or concern in attitude or action; "indifferent to the sufferings of others"; "indifferent to her plea"
3 (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed; "deaf to her warnings" [syn: deaf(p), indifferent(p)]
4 (often followed by `to') lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other; "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" [syn: immaterial]
5 fairly poor to not very good; "has an indifferent singing voice"; "has indifferent qualifications for the job"
6 having only a limited ability to react chemically; not active; "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction" [syn: inert, neutral]
7 marked by no especial liking or dislike or preference for one thing over another; "indifferent about which book you would give them"; "was indifferent to their acceptance or rejection of her invitation"
8 characterized by a lack of partiality; "a properly indifferent jury"; "an unbiased account of her family problems" [syn: unbiased, unbiassed]
9 neither good nor bad; "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" [syn: passable, so-so(p), tolerable]
10 neither too great nor too little; "a couple of indifferent hills to climb"
- Let their heads be sleekly combed their blue coats brushed and their garters of an indifferent knit Act 4, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew
Indifference may refer to:
- apathy, the lack of emotion, motivation, or enthusiasm; a psychological term for a state of indifference .
- "Indifference " a song in the Valse Musette style. Written by Joseph Colombo and Tony Murena. Recorded by (amongst others): Tony Murena, Pouro Sinto, Big Lou's Polka Casserole, the Baguette Quartette.
- "Indifference", a song by Moby Grape from their 1967 album Moby Grape
- "Indifference (song)", a song by Pearl Jam from their 1993 album Vs. (Pearl Jam album)
- "The Great Song of Indifference", a hit single by Bob Geldof from his 1990 album Vegetarians of Love.
- Indifference curves are one way of working out the shape of the Demand curves used in microeconomic theory.
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