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disinterest

[ dis-in-ter-ist, -trist ]
/ dɪsˈɪn tər ɪst, -trɪst /
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noun
absence of interest; indifference.
verb (used with object)
to divest of interest or concern.
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Origin of disinterest

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH disinterest

disinterest , uninterest
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British Dictionary definitions for disinterest

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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