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disinterest

[dis-in-ter-ist, -trist] /dɪsˈɪn tər ɪst, -trɪst/
noun
1.
absence of interest; indifference.
verb (used with object)
2.
to divest of interest or concern.
Origin of disinterest
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; dis-1 + interest
Can be confused
disinterest, uninterest.
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British Dictionary definitions for disinteresting

disinterest

/dɪsˈɪntrɪst; -tərɪst/
noun
1.
freedom from bias or involvement
2.
lack of interest; indifference
verb
3.
(transitive) to free from concern for personal interests
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