OTHER WORDS FOR disinterested
synonym study for disinterested
words often confused with disinterested
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)
How to use disinterested in a sentence
Even if people are disinterested in voting, they still have to maintain a belief that it is fair and that people have access to voting as a means for changing our president or any of our representatives.
He’s had a lot of good ideas and it sounds good, but when he gets so far and he gets disinterested, he drops the ball and moves on to something else.
Although the Blakes had taken in a minor in need of a safe home, the child welfare system seemed distant and disinterested.Her Stepfather Admitted to Sexually Abusing Her. That Wasn’t Enough to Keep Her Safe.|by Nadia Sussman|September 18, 2020|ProPublica
In some states the requirements are strict in respect to the disinterestedness of the official who takes the acknowledgment.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
As a man the Marshal was loved and respected by all for his absolute disinterestedness and straightforwardness.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
It is the motive alone that gives merit to human actions, and disinterestedness perfects them.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre|Jean de La Bruyre
In spite of yourself, you think of leaving me some day, and you want to put your disinterestedness beyond risk of suspicion.Camille (La Dame aux Camilias)|Alexandre Dumas, fils
How noble was his disinterestedness in giving to Lot the choice of lands for his family and his flocks and his cattle!Beacon Lights of History, Volume II|John Lord