disinterest

[ dis-in-ter-ist, -trist ]
/ dɪsˈɪn tər ɪst, -trɪst /

noun

absence of interest; indifference.

verb (used with object)

to divest of interest or concern.

Origin of disinterest

First recorded in 1605–15; dis-1 + interest

Can be confused

disinterest uninterest
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disinterest

/ (dɪsˈɪntrɪst, -tərɪst) /

noun

freedom from bias or involvement
lack of interest; indifference

verb

(tr) to free from concern for personal interests
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