- lack of interest or concern: We were shocked by their indifference toward poverty.
- unimportance; little or no concern: Whether or not to attend the party is a matter of indifference to him.
- the quality or condition of being indifferent.
- mediocre quality; mediocrity.
Origin of indifference
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Examples from the Web for indifferences
Thoughts only, not dislikes, not indifferences, sundered them.The Shadow of Life
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Its emphases vary according to my own indifferences and ignorance as well as according to my own sympathies and knowledge.Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest
J. Frank Dobie
I spoke with him from time to time about his absences and his indifferences, all to no avail.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
They did not even settle down to what a witty Frenchman calls the "politeness of two indifferences."The Women of the French Salons
Amelia Gere Mason
Tolerance, according to the old lady's code, was the fruit of charity—Eva's tolerance was the fruit of indifferences.The Rubicon
E. F. Benson
- the fact or state of being indifferent; lack of care or concern
- lack of quality; mediocrity
- lack of importance; insignificance
- See principle of indifference
Word Origin and History for indifferences
mid-15c., from Latin indifferentia "want of difference, similarity," noun of quality from indifferentem (see indifferent).