disinterest

[dis-in-ter-ist, -trist]

noun

absence of interest; indifference.

verb (used with object)

to divest of interest or concern.

Nearby words

  1. disinsertion,
  2. disintegrate,
  3. disintegration,
  4. disintegration constant,
  5. disinter,
  6. disinterested,
  7. disintermediation,
  8. disintoxication,
  9. disinvent,
  10. disinvest

Origin of disinterest

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

Can be confuseddisinterest uninterest

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British Dictionary definitions for disinterest

disinterest

noun

freedom from bias or involvement
lack of interest; indifference

verb

(tr) to free from concern for personal interests
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