OTHER WORDS FOR disinterested
synonym study for disinterested
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Many object to the use of disinterested to mean “not interested, indifferent.” They insist that disinterested can mean only “impartial”: A disinterested observer is the best judge of behavior. However, both senses are well established in all varieties of English, and the sense intended is almost always clear from the context.
OTHER WORDS FROM disinteresteddis·in·ter·est·ed·ly, adverbdis·in·ter·est·ed·ness, nounnon·dis·in·ter·est·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH disinteresteddisinterested , uninterested (see confusables note at the current entry)
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How to use disinterested in a sentence
The dog pen is all licks, wiggles and eye contact, Salomons says, nothing at all like a cage full of disinterested wolf pups.Dogs tune into people in ways even human-raised wolves don’t|Jaime Chambers|July 12, 2021|Science News
For decades, he didn’t look forward to it because he was disinterested in honoring his dad.Amid the pandemic, people crave connection. The ‘Internet’s Dad’ provides it.|Josh Paunil|June 17, 2021|Washington Post
When I stood in roughly the same spot as these two figures, I was thinking about some of the distinctly venal purposes to which we put our supposedly disinterested love of natural beauty.Rekindling the wonder of Natural Bridge, once a testament to American grandeur|Philip Kennicott|June 17, 2021|Washington Post
A short-selling investor like Jim Chanos may not be a disinterested source on the relationship between the big dialysis firms and the American Kidney Fund.Is Dialysis a Test Case of Medicare for All? (Ep. 457)|Stephen J. Dubner|April 8, 2021|Freakonomics
If our school system fails to teach how our country works, should we be surprised so many are disinterested?
Edge, one of the most inventive guitarists in rock history, comes off as disinterested.U2 Generously Gives Us a Lousy Album, Sucks at the Corporate Teat|Hampton Stevens|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Add to that a disinterested public that fails to turn out on Election Day, and citizens are getting the government they deserve.Powerbroker Richard Ravitch Thinks New York Might Be Doomed|Josh Robin|April 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Neither he nor the Sanford Police Department were disinterested observers.George Zimmerman Video Outrage: Where Are Injuries From Travyon Fight?|Jesse Singal|March 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But if one person's channel surfing and the other's disinterested, go right ahead and browse.
Never believe, however disinterested the love of a kept woman may be, that it will cost one nothing.Camille (La Dame aux Camilias)|Alexandre Dumas, fils
The disinterested historians state ingenuously that Joanna was not guilty of this crime, although the others accuse her of it.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
"Then, for once, I've found a disinterested female in a coaxing mood," replied this modern Diogenes.A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties|Charles Major
Here they drew off, and their apparently disinterested hearer turned the page of his paper.The Circular Study|Anna Katharine Green
The Government cannot fail to reward with a bit of red ribbon so disinterested, so philanthropic a devotion.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet